Americans’ Economic Confidence Positive in 2017

Americans’ views of the U.S. economy were positive on balance in 2017, with Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging +6 for the year. This was a 16-point increase from -10 in 2016 and is the index’s first positive annual average since Gallup began daily tracking of this measure in 2008. […] Read more »

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

What vehicle is most strongly associated with Republican voting districts? Extended-cab pickup trucks. For Democratic districts? Sedans. Those conclusions may not be particularly surprising. After all, market researchers and political analysts have studied such things for decades. But what is surprising is how researchers working on an ambitious project based […] Read more »

The 7 most important polling trends of 2017

2017 is almost in the books — and so are another 12 months of public opinion polling. The calendar year that President Donald Trump spent settling into the White House has been marked by consistently low ratings from a majority of the American public. But this year also has seen […] Read more »

10 things we learned about gender issues in the U.S. in 2017

Allegations about sexual misconduct by prominent men in politics, entertainment, media and other industries have reverberated across the United States in recent months, drawing attention to issues of gender equality in the workplace and in broader American society. As 2017 comes to a close, here are 10 key findings about […] Read more »