US What do Americans think of the eclipse?

14:16  11 august  2017
14:16  11 august  2017 Source:   CBS News

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Later this month, the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse, a rare occurrence, and most Americans are interested in possibly trying to get a glimpse of it.

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Sixty-eight percent are interested enough in the eclipse to say they plan to or may try to see it, including a third who are excited about it. Three in 10 say they won't be paying much attention to it.

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Excited or interested           68%

Excited & plan to see it       32%

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Interested & may try to see 36%

Won't pay much attention   31%

Women are more interested than men in witnessing the eclipse. Older Americans are less curious about it than those who are younger. The last total eclipse was 38 years ago so this month's eclipse may be a first for some younger Americans. Unlike 1979, this year's eclipse can be seen from coast to coast.

The eclipse will start in the western U.S. and move across the country over the Midwest and then some of the South.  Southerners are a bit more likely than those in other regions of the country to be excited about the eclipse.

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This poll was conducted by telephone August 3-6, 2017 among a random sample of 1,111 adults nationwide.  Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by SSRS of Glen Mills, PA.  Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones.

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The poll employed a random digit dial methodology. For the landline sample, a respondent was randomly selected from all adults in the household. For the cell sample, interviews were conducted with the person who answered the phone.

Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish using live interviewers. The data have been weighted to reflect U.S. Census figures on demographic variables.

The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus four percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher and is available by request. The margin of error includes the effects of standard weighting procedures which enlarge sampling error slightly.

This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

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Q57a. On August 21st, some of the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse where the moon will block the sun.  How do you feel about the eclipse?

Total %

Excited and plan to see it                                                     32%

Interested and may try to see it                                           36%

Probably won't pay much attention to it                               31%

Don't know/No answer                                                          1%

Total respondents:1,111;   Margin of error: 4 pts.

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The day of the eclipse is finally here, and the weather should be great. One fly in the ointment will be some high clouds from an upper-level disturbance to our west. High clouds don’t block out the sun completely, but they can change the way the disk of the sun appears, especially during an eclipse. As skies change between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m so, too, will the way the sun appears.

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