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2014-04-14 04:20:30

But, two in five Americans do not feel marriage is necessary NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As The Beatles sang, "All you need is love" - but do you need marriage? How important is the institution of marriage in today's modern society? Pretty important, as seven in ten U.S. adults (71%) say marriage is important to Americans in general, with over one-quarter (28%) saying it is very important. When it comes to them personally, three-quarters of Americans (75%) say marriage...

2014-04-10 04:20:56

Majority of Americans believe meteorologists are just guessing a lot of the time NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's something everyone complains about - it's too hot or it's too cold; it's too snowy/rainy or it's too dry. Weather is the great equalizer and as winter finally (hopefully) makes its way into spring, it's interesting to note that over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say they prefer summer over winter. In looking back at the winter that just came to a close,...

2014-04-08 04:21:59

Atlanta residents least likely to sport a tattoo NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Wear your heart on your skin in this life," wrote Sylvia Plath. Her words are commonly interpreted as a call to live honestly and openly, but they could also be - and often are - co-opted as a rallying cry for those who choose to adorn their skin with tattoos and other forms of body art. A 2012 Harris Poll found that tattoos were making cultural inroads, edging away from the fringe and toward the...

2014-04-03 08:26:21

ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad's U.S. Employee Confidence Index rose to a six-month high in March, increasing 3.1 points from February to 57.1. In addition, workers reported the highest level of job security since May 2008, with 77 percent indicating it is unlikely they will lose their positions. These upticks reveal that American workers remain confident with the workplace, the strength of the U.S. economy, job availability, their potential to find jobs and the...

2014-04-02 04:20:58

However, looking back five years shows how much outlooks have improved NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the first quarter of the calendar year behind us and tax deadlines approaching, many Americans may be putting thought into where their money has gone in the recent past and where it might be going in the near future. While attitudes haven't changed overwhelmingly since last December, some shifts in plans for the next six months may indicate that Americans are questioning their...

2014-03-26 12:27:51

In-state rival UNC remains in the number two spot NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Well, no one won the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge. As top seeds fell and two 11 seeds made it to the Sweet Sixteen, the Madness that is March is underway. While they may have lost in the first round to Mercer, the 14 seed, for the fifth year in a row the Duke Blue Devils are America's Favorite Men's College Basketball team. And, after they lost in the round of 32, Duke's main rivals, the...

2014-03-24 12:31:03

Only one in five Americans believe their Member of Congress deserves to be re-elected NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is the old saying "the more things change, the more they stay the same." And, in the world of Washington, D.C., that definitely seems to be the case. The President is on the road touting the last days to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. There is an actual consensus on something between Congressional leaders and the White House, in the belief that...

2014-03-20 12:26:30

Solar seen as the best energy source for the environment; coal seen as the worst NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing majority of Americans (65%, up from 61% in 2012 and 59% in 2009) say that they are knowledgeable about energy sources, but are they showing a corresponding increase in energy efficiency-related upgrades and behaviors? Majorities of Americans are doing some basic things like turning off lights, televisions or other appliances when not in use (79%, down...

2014-03-11 04:21:00

Majorities also feel each party is more interested in "beating" the opposition than in what's good for the country NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot tempers and heated words have always been part of the U.S. political scene. In fact, Aaron Burr challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel in the early days of the United States. But how bad do Americans think it's gotten? A new Harris Poll addresses the issue of incivility in politics and public life, and whether it's seen as getting in...

2014-03-05 04:22:14

Increasing Social Security and Medicare eligibility ages most popular among those already eligible, least popular among those approaching eligibility NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Social security and Medicare are often treated collectively as something of a third rail in politics (though there is admittedly no shortage of those). However, as American life expectancy has increased and as Baby Boomers are now eligible for early retirement and are approaching full retirement benefits...