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2010-10-27 05:02:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With all the financial reports released each month, one thing that seems to garner the attention of even people who may not usually be aware of economic news is the unemployment report. Talk of a jobless recovery dominates the airwaves and Americans definitely do not see any good news about jobs. Just over one in ten U.S. adults (13%) say the job market in their area of the country is good and two-thirds (66%) say it is bad. (Logo:...

2010-10-08 05:08:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a sense of national pride when a world-wide innovation is created in the U.S. Advertising that emphasizes a product is "Made in America" plays to that national pride, and it seems to have results. Three in five Americans (61%) say they are more likely to purchase something when the ad touts it is "Made in America" and only 3% say they are less likely to buy it. Just over one-third (35%) of U.S. adults say they are neither more nor less likely to...

2010-09-24 06:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Most everyone has felt it at some point. The commercial on television ends and there is still uncertainty about exactly what product or service that commercial was selling. You're not alone in that feeling of confusion. Three-quarters of Americans (75%) say they have found a commercial on TV confusing. One in five (21%) often find commercials on television confusing while 55% say they find commercials confusing not very often. Just 14% say they never find...

2010-09-16 05:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The first half of 2010 brought teen bullying to the forefront of media attention with two tragedies. A Massachusetts 15-year-old girl and an Ohio 17-year-old boy both were bullied and tormented by their peers to a point where they turned to suicide as their way out. As another school year starts and with October as National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, a recent YouthQuery survey of teens looks at bullying and its consequences. (Logo:...

2010-09-01 05:05:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the larger parts of the current economic crisis has been unemployment. In fact, when economists were speaking about economic recovery, they often stated it could be a jobless recovery. Americans feel the employment woes, as two-thirds of them (66%) say the current job market of their region is bad, 22% say it is neither good nor bad and only 12% say it is good. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-08-26 07:05:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- If you could be granted one wish to change something about yourself, what would you choose? When American adults were asked if they would most want to be richer, thinner, smarter, or younger, a large plurality (43%) professed that they would want to be richer. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/harrisinteractive/44729/ (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100826/MM55180 )...

2010-07-22 04:35:00

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a fantasy everyone has - if money was no object, think of the one place you would want to go on vacation. Some might choose a historic location, for others, a far-away beach getaway or maybe a romantic second honeymoon. For Americans, if they could vacation in any country in the world, outside the U.S. without any worry about the cost, Italy would be the number one country, up from number 2 on the list last year. Australia drops from number 1 to...

2010-07-01 04:08:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The phrase that people keep hearing is the economic crisis will end with a "jobless recovery" as new job creation continues to lag. Even Vice President Joe Biden recently conceded that not all the jobs lost in the past few years will be coming back. Americans are aware of this and are concerned with the issue of jobs. Just one in ten U.S. adults say the job market in their region is good, while two-thirds (66%) say it is bad and one-quarter (25%) say it is...

2010-06-30 04:08:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, Americans seemed to see some green shoots and there was a little economic optimism forming. At the moment, this optimism seems to have slowed down slightly. Looking ahead to the coming year, just three in ten U.S. adults (30%) say they expect the economy to improve while two in five (42%) say it will stay the same; 28% believe it will get worse. Last month, almost two in five Americans (38%) said they thought the economy would improve in...

2010-05-19 13:11:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll finds majorities of French adults (53%), just under half of Americans (46%) and two in five Italians (40%) believe it is likely that their government will default in the next decade, that is, be unable to pay back money it has borrowed in financial markets. Germans are more optimistic on this front, as over two in five (43%) believe it is unlikely their government will default. Britons and Spaniards are more divided. Just...