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2012-04-12 02:30:21

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the calendar inches closer to the end of May, there are various things that Americans start to look forward to. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes the beginning of the summer driving season. This means that higher gas prices are going to have an impact, not only on driving, but also on other things as well. According to a new Harris Poll, over half of Americans who own a vehicle (55%) say they have cut back on...

2012-03-27 02:24:01

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the bright side, Congress has the highest job approval ratings so far this year and, in fact, the highest numbers they've seen since last June. But, the high ratings are relative. Currently just one in ten Americans (9%) give them positive ratings for the overall job they are doing while 91% give them negative ratings. Last month 7% of U.S. adults gave Congress positive ratings while 93% gave Congress negative marks. (Logo:...

2012-03-20 06:24:32

NORWALK, Conn., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a recent flood of new regulations or proposals aimed at governing lifestyle choices such as smoking, eating or cellphone use, is the United States in danger of becoming a "nanny state"? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) According to a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll released today, most Americans remain ambivalent about the issue, agreeing that policies that aim to protect public health...

2012-03-19 10:26:28

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of more than 1,000 IT decision makers in 7 countries conducted online by Harris Interactive and commissioned by IntraLinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL), found that most often sensitive information exchanged beyond the firewall with business partners and customers is still primarily conducted through email and consumer-grade file sharing tools such as FTP sites. In fact, the survey showed that 68 percent of global respondents still use...

2012-03-13 05:04:00

NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Majorities of Americans say that they are knowledgeable about energy sources, but are they making changes and taking advantage of what is out there to monitor their own usage? Majorities of Americans are doing some basic things like turning off lights, televisions or other appliances when not in use (82%), replacing incandescent bulbs with fluorescent ones (58%), using power strips (56%), looking for ENERGY STAR labels when replacing appliances (55%)...

2012-03-08 05:04:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To some it may seem like we've always had them, but the world of eReaders is still fairly new. But, as Apple releases its 3rd iPad to the world, it seems like they are here to stay. This past summer, 15% of Americans said they use an electronic reader device such as a Kindle, iPad or Nook to read books while 85% did not. Fast forward seven months, and that number has almost doubled - now almost three in ten U.S. adults (28%) are using one of these...

2012-03-07 05:04:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart phones can perform countless functions, but how many people take advantage of the time-saving and paper-saving capabilities that are offered? According to a recent Harris Poll, very few are taking advantage. Smart phones today can store information to make our lives more efficient - information that can be scanned to make a purchase, or displayed as a ticket for admission, allowing us freedom from printed confirmations or...

2012-02-23 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation gears up for a general election in November, and news outlets increasingly cover campaign stops and primary results, craigslist and craigconnects founder Craig Newmark has released the results of a survey of likely voters detailing their attitudes about what they look for in a news outlet, the trustworthiness of news outlets, and the effect of social media on news quality. Conducted as part of his craigconnects initiative...

2012-02-22 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It is almost that time again; time to see what people are wearing as well as who says what in their acceptance speeches. Also, this year it's the return of Billy Crystal as host. Yes, it's Oscar time and while the world won't know until this Sunday who actually wins these awards, here are who Americans think should win some of the top honors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) This year, one in five...

2012-02-21 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past month, President Obama has seen his re-election chances get slightly better and his approval ratings have gone up. The mood of the country has also become more optimistic. But, for all this, one thing remains the same - Congress' job approval is still at historic lows. Just 7% of Americans give the overall job Congress is doing positive ratings while 93% give them negative ratings. Last month 6% of U.S. adults gave Congress positive ratings...