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Harris Poll AutoTECHCAST(SM): In-Car Technology Arms Race Leaves More Than Four in Ten Consumers Feeling Automakers Offer Too Much

 The automotive industry is engaged in an infotainment arms race. "Automakers believe they're under intense pressure to launch new features and...

Aug 26, 2015, 07:15 ET
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New Harris Poll Looks at "Craft"-y Marketing Language

 There are a lot of buzzwords used in the world of food and beverage marketing today. It's become commonplace to see advertisements touting...

Aug 25, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Four in Ten Americans Give President Obama Positive Ratings; One in Ten Say the Same of Congress

Positive ratings of President Obama's overall job performance hit the four in ten mark this month (40%), not far from last month's 39% and just shy...

Aug 19, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Interest in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Shows Little Change Since 2013

 Electric cars – encompassing the full battery of products ranging from traditional hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles...

Aug 13, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Americans Feel the Nation's Minimum Wage is Too Low, But Are Conflicted on whether $15.00 an Hour is Too Much

 A strong majority of Americans (72%) - crossing regional, political, generational, gender and income lines – believe the current federal...

Aug 05, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Many Parents Loosen the Reins on Child Media Consumption for the Summer Months

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is officially in full swing which means one crucial thing for parents: school is out. With children...

Aug 04, 2015, 05:05 ET
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2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend®: New Brand Equity Leaders Emerge with In-N-Out Burger, Krispy Kreme, Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba's Italian Grill Earning First Time Brand of the Year Honors

Industries are transformed by the changing lifestyles of their consumers, and the restaurant industry is no exception.  As busy American...

Jul 30, 2015, 10:55 ET
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Americans Are Divided on How They Rate the Job Market in Their Region

Roughly four in ten U.S. adults (39%) perceive the current job market in their region of the nation as very or somewhat bad, while the remainder of...

Jul 30, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Positive Ratings for Congress Rise… Out of the Single Digits

 Numbers seem fairly static on the surface, but in truth they can be quite subjective. For example, the number 11 might mark a triumph on the...

Jul 29, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Majority of Adults Look Forward To Summer Now As Much As When They Were Kids... Especially Women and Parents

 As heatwaves abound and pools overflow, The Harris Poll learned that kids aren't the only ones walking on sunshine.  And even though...

Jul 28, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Should Beijing Be Anticipating Some Repeat Visitors in 2022?

 We're barely past the halfway mark for 2015, so thinking ahead to 2022 might be seen as a bit of a stretch – but that's just what the...

Jul 24, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Overwhelming Public Support For the Americans with Disabilities Act, But Disagreements Exist on What Should Qualify as a Disability

This coming Sunday will mark 25 years to the day since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, and...

Jul 22, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Are Snow Shovels the Next Big Grilling Accessory? Many Americans Fire Up the Grill All Year Long

July marks National Grilling Month, but according to a new Harris Poll many Americans are firing up the grill no matter what month it is. Just over...

Jul 16, 2015, 13:00 ET
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More Than Ever, Pets are Members of the Family

Whether furry, feathered or flippers a-flapping, Americans continue to display close relationships with their pets. 2015 is expected to continue...

Jul 09, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs Top List of America's Favorite Baseball Teams

 The Major League Baseball All Star Game is just around the corner, marking the midpoint of baseball season. Those not playing in next week's...

Jul 08, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Adults Are More Likely To Believe There Are Books That Should Be Banned Than Movies, Television Shows, or Video Games

 In just four years, the percentage of Americans who believe there are any books that should be banned has increased by more than half:...

Jul 02, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Waxing and Waning Support for Some Party-Platform Positions

 A new Harris Poll revisits public sentiment towards 15 issues which typically divide along party lines, with some notable changes since these...

Jul 01, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Economic Attitudes Indicate Encroaching Anxieties

 Americans are increasingly bracing for overcast economic skies: Only one in four U.S. adults (25%) believe the economy will improve in the...

Jun 25, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Seven in Ten Americans Plan on Hitting the Road this Summer

Grabbing your family or friends, jumping in your car, and hitting the road can be an awesome way to spend a memorable vacation. Whether it's simply...

Jun 24, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Perk Up Their Travel With An Airline, Hotel, Or Travel Card Rewards Program

 Rewards programs are everywhere nowadays; from the grocery store to the pet store and everything in between, anyone can sign up to receive...