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Dec 01, 2016, 18:11 ET Brick and Mortar Merchants Remain Top Purchasing Location for Cosmetic & Grooming Product Consumers

The holiday shopping season is upon us and Americans all over the country are making their lists, checking them twice, and hitting their favorite...


Nov 23, 2016, 14:33 ET Awareness of Giving Tuesday Remains Low, but 4 in 10 Americans are Likely to Donate in Celebration

The season of giving is upon us! From bell-ringing to food donating to volunteering, Americans are getting in the generous spirit. In 2012, New...


Nov 17, 2016, 15:13 ET Carrying on Tradition around the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Americans across the country are planning what to serve, who they'll dine with, and where they'll eat. A...


Nov 10, 2016, 09:00 ET Veterans Day 2016: Giving More than Thanks?

This Friday, November 11th, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to showing appreciation for those who have served in...


Nov 08, 2016, 15:01 ET Women Usually Exceed Men in Voter Turnout; But Today, Men Have Higher Intentions to Vote

As Americans head to the polls today to elect our next president, The Harris Poll has continued to track self-reported voter intent and the latest...


Nov 04, 2016, 12:10 ET Pulse On The Polls: More than 4 in 5 Americans Planning to Vote Next Week

With the U.S. presidential election just around the corner, the political rhetoric is at fever pitch levels on both sides of the aisle. But what...


Nov 01, 2016, 17:14 ET American Teens No Longer More Likely than Adults to Believe In God, Miracles, Heaven, Jesus, Angels, or the Devil

Though Americans are currently attempting to recover from their Halloween sugar comas, with our presidential election looming, religious...


Oct 21, 2016, 14:00 ET Beer and Sports Go Hand-in-Hand, Almost Always

For many Americans, watching certain sports and enjoying an adult beverage seem to go hand-in-hand. A recent Harris Poll asked legal drinking age...


Oct 11, 2016, 09:00 ET Growing U.S. Majority Agrees: Transgender Americans Deserve Equal Treatment on the Job and in Public Accommodations

A new national survey reveals that a growing number of Americans today believe that discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and...


Sep 22, 2016, 16:43 ET Eight in Ten Americans Say Appearance is At Least Somewhat Important When Shopping for Fresh Produce

No matter how many times we've been told not to judge a book by its cover, waiting to pass judgement on something until after we get past its...


Sep 01, 2016, 13:45 ET First Time for Everything: When Should Kids Get a Job, a Phone, a Date?

 As a new school year begins, the coveted first day is just one of many "firsts" kids may be facing over the next year. But should a seventh...


Aug 30, 2016, 13:32 ET Harris Poll Names Banking Brands Of The Year

For the first time, Capital One is the Super Regional Bank1 Brand of the Year, with a double-digit increase in brand equity, according to The...


Aug 30, 2016, 09:00 ET Harris Poll Names Auto Brands Of The Year

 For the first time, Lexus is the Luxury Automotive Brand of the Year, according to The Harris Poll® 2016 EquiTrend® Study. The 28th...


Aug 04, 2016, 09:00 ET Harris Poll Names Travel Brands Of The Year

 Most hotel brands demonstrate stronger brand equity than airline, cruise and online travel service brands, according to The Harris Poll®...


Jul 28, 2016, 12:30 ET Americans' Sense of Alienation Remains at Record High

In the midst of the contentious presidential primary elections, The Harris Poll measured how alienated Americans feel. As part of a long-term...


Jul 26, 2016, 09:00 ET Around 2 in 3 Americans Have or Will Take Vacation This Summer

  As summer temperatures continue to rise, many Americans are taking the time to escape their regular lives in search of a little break from...


Jul 21, 2016, 11:41 ET Millennials Seek Cultural Variety in What They Eat, Watch, and Buy

NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a clear demand for multicultural influence in the lives of American adults. More than three...


Jul 14, 2016, 09:00 ET Harris Poll Names Insurance Brands Of The Year

 State Farm takes Brand of the Year honors in the home and life insurance categories, holding steady in its equity ratings as the insurance...


Jul 14, 2016, 09:00 ET Harris Poll: The Home Depot Named As Hardware And Home Retail Brand Of The Year For Fourth Consecutive Year

 The Home Depot is the 2016 Hardware and Home Brand of the Year for the fourth consecutive year, according to The Harris Poll® 2016...


Jul 13, 2016, 14:18 ET The Flavors of Summer: Refreshing, Fruity, and Crisp Top Summer Drinkers' Wish List

 Summer is in full swing and while the Harris Poll recently learned that your favorite alcoholic beverage often depends on who you are and...


Jul 08, 2016, 20:06 ET Latest Happiness Index Reveals American Happiness at All-Time Low

 In honor of America's 240th birthday, TIME Magazine unveiled the latest results of The Harris Poll® Happiness Index, which uses a series...


Jul 01, 2016, 11:59 ET America Split Over Brexit Vote

Last Thursday's referendum in which the United Kingdom voted by a slight majority to leave the European Union (EU) shocked pollsters, voters,...


Jun 29, 2016, 12:41 ET Purchasing Food Online: The New Normal?

Whether it's out of convenience, an effort to save money, or a necessity to get just the thing you're looking for, online shopping has become a...


Jun 23, 2016, 14:27 ET Kitchen Creations: Nearly 4 in 5 Americans Say Dinners At Home Mean Cooking From Scratch

 Amidst a sea of cooking shows, culinary empires, and celebrity chefs, there's no shortage of ways to get a cooking fix without even turning on...


Jun 21, 2016, 16:43 ET Dads Hoping for A Day with Family or Tech Gifts May Have Been Disappointed This Father's Day

 Aside from being the last day of spring, this past Sunday was also the day Americans set aside to celebrate the number one men in their...