AP New Year’s poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017

Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year.

A look at the key findings of the Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll: CONT.

Emily Swanson & Verena Dobnik, AP