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Apr 29, 2016, 11:16 ET Police (Mis)Conduct

 The media love to cover police conduct, sometimes looking at cops as our saviors and other times as our oppressors. New Harris Poll data shed...


Apr 21, 2016, 09:00 ET This Earth Day It's Time to Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

 Earth Day, April 22, is here and The Harris Poll explored how much Americans care about the environment and the level of support - donating,...


Apr 20, 2016, 09:42 ET The Harris Poll Names 2016 Brands Of The Year

The Harris Poll® today released its 28th annual EquiTrend Study, revealing the strongest brands in nearly 100 categories across the...


Apr 14, 2016, 09:00 ET Bullying in Schools: LGBT Adults Report Higher Incidence of Bullying as well as Being Bullied

 Tomorrow, the annual GLSEN Day of Silence will again call attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. In this...


Apr 07, 2016, 14:00 ET Bullying in Schools: A Growing Problem? Americans Think So

 While its pertinence shifts from time to time, bullying never seems to fade from the media entirely, and maybe for good reason since most...


Apr 06, 2016, 14:00 ET Bottoms Up! 7 in 10 Beer Drinkers Enjoy Trying New Types of Beer

 What a time to be alive – at least according to beer drinkers! Nearly 9 in 10 (88%) beer drinkers agree that it's a great time to be a...


Mar 15, 2016, 05:00 ET So Much for Drowning Your Sorrows - Drinkers Drink in Good Times More Than Bad

 A recent Harris Poll looked at what situations have Americans (aged 21+) reaching for an adult beverage, and more specifically, which ones...


Mar 11, 2016, 11:42 ET The Cat in the Hat is America's Favorite Book from Childhood

 It's been fifty-nine years, but it feels like a day, since The Cat in the Hat came to our house to play. Clearly the book has stood the test...


Mar 03, 2016, 05:05 ET Gender Equality in the Workforce: The United States Has Come a Long Way, but Barriers Remain

 Three-fourths of Americans (75%) believe the U.S. has come a long way toward reaching gender equality, but issues clearly persist. Strong...


Mar 01, 2016, 15:36 ET Super Tuesday Political Roundup

 Happy Super Tuesday! As primary results start streaming in today, there is bound to be plenty of analyzing, spinning, and no small amount of...


Mar 01, 2016, 11:09 ET Americans are Ready to See a Woman in the White House; Less Prepared to See a Woman Coaching a Male Sports Team

 The United States may well see its first-ever female Presidential nominee from a major party this year, and results from a recent Harris Poll...


Feb 29, 2016, 16:14 ET New Harris Poll Reads Into Connections Between Family Reading Time And Achievements Later In Life

Bedtime stories and other family reading rituals have long been part of growing up,  recognized far and wide as contributing to linguistic and...


Feb 25, 2016, 14:35 ET Unplugging: Majority of Americans Try to Disconnect from Tech; 45% Try Weekly

 It's become routine to see Americans staring at screens anytime, anyplace. Whether out to dinner and sending a text, on vacation and searching...


Feb 23, 2016, 05:05 ET Pepperoni Tops Americans' List of Favorite Pizza Toppings

 Pizza! There's no question that Americans eat it, love it, and are even comforted by it. In a recent Harris Poll, Americans weigh in on what...


Feb 18, 2016, 07:01 ET The Harris Poll Releases Annual Reputation Rankings For The 100 Most Visible Companies In The U.S.

 The Harris Poll® today released its 17th annual Reputation Quotient® (RQ®) Summary Report, revealing corporate...


Feb 10, 2016, 05:00 ET Tattoo Takeover: Three in Ten Americans Have Tattoos, and Most Don't Stop at Just One

Tattoos can take any number of forms, from animals to quotes to cryptic symbols, and appear in all sorts of spots on our bodies – some...


Feb 04, 2016, 05:05 ET Romance is in the Air: Majorities Agree Relationships Can't Last Long Term Without Romance

 Looking at store shelves across the country, one might assume the way to happy relationship is through candy and flowers. But if the Beatles...


Feb 03, 2016, 15:48 ET Majorities of Americans and Canadians Expect to See a Cure for Cancer in Their Lifetime

 Nearly six in 10 Americans (57%) and Canadians (59%) expect to see a cure for cancer in their lifetime. This optimism is especially...


Jan 28, 2016, 05:05 ET Tom Hanks is America's Favorite Movie Star, Followed by Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington

 His roles over the years have taken him into the past and the future, out into space and even into a child's toy chest, and this year Tom...


Jan 27, 2016, 05:05 ET President Obama Kicks Off Final Year in Office on a High (Ratings) Note

 Coming off of the hopeful vision he recently shared in his final State of the Union address, positive ratings for President Obama are at their...


Jan 26, 2016, 05:05 ET Pro Football is Still America's Favorite Sport

 This is a conflicting time for football fans. On the one hand, with "The Big Game" (#50, no less) fast approaching, it's a time of excitement,...


Jan 25, 2016, 05:05 ET Comfort Foods, Sickbed Snacks and Celebratory Nosh: What are Americans' Favorites?

 There's really no debate that food can be a comfort. Whether stressed or depressed, almost everyone has a favorite go-to dish that seems to...


Jan 21, 2016, 05:05 ET Mark Harmon is America's Favorite TV Personality, Followed by Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon

 NCIS ruled the roost when The Harris Poll most recently asked Americans to name their favorite current TV show, and now Mark Harmon, who leads...


Jan 20, 2016, 05:05 ET Satisfaction with Doctor Visits on the Rise

 Doctors' visits aren't typically a favorite activity for most, but their importance is unquestionable. As health care models continue to...


Jan 14, 2016, 05:05 ET Economic Expectations Influence Financial "Resolutions"

 With 2015 in the history books, many Americans take stock of their decisions in the year gone by and evaluate what they might change in the...