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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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Why 11/11/11 Holds Special Significance — or Doesn’t

As you’re almost surely aware, Friday’s date is November 11, 2011 — or, more commonly put, 11/11/11. And people are observing the once-in-a-century occurrence in a variety of ways.

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61 Percent of People Agree with Decision to Fire Joe Paterno — Survey of the Day

When Penn State fired legendary head football coach Joe Paterno for not being more proactive after learning his long-time assistant Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy, students rioted in protest.

According to a survey of 1,386 adults from Poll Position, Penn State’s board of directors decision to dump Paterno immediately isn’t as controversial with the general public.

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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76 Percent of Americans Don’t Miss The NBA — Survey of the Day

At least one month of the NBA season has been canceled, while the players and owners remain deadlocked in their labor negotiations.

Unfortunately for both sides, no one seems to care that the NBA season hasn’t gotten underway.

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64 Percent Agree With Herman Cain About Media Being ‘Dishonest’ — Survey of the Day

Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain recently stated, “There are too many people in the media who are downright dishonest,” and Mediabistro had to see if people agreed.

The site’s survey asked 1,179 registered voters if they sided with Cain’s view on the media, and 64 percent of respondents did.

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Two Out of Three Think a Wife Should Take Husband’s Last Name – Survey of the Day

Sixty-seven percent of Americans think that a woman should take her husband’s surname upon marriage, according to an Indiana University survey of 815 adults.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Is the ‘All-American Sandwich’ — Survey of the Day

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich, that staple of childhood, is what most comes to mind when American adults think about the “All-American sandwich.”

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ My Mindless Entertainment

So I like "Dancing With The Stars." So what? It doesn't mean I'm unintelligent, it doesn't mean I'm not up on the latest news and political intrigue. It just means that sometimes, I don't want to have to think too hard

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Most Americans Think Crime Is Getting Worse — Survey of the Day

According to a new Gallup poll, 68 percent of Americans believe there is more crime than a year ago.

17 percent of the survey’s respondents reported there is less crime, and 8 percent believe the crime rate is unchanged. This marked the seventh year in a row that at least 67 percent of Americans answered crime is getting worse.

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