US Satisfaction: Quality of Life First, Race Relations Last

As the nation prepares to transition to Donald Trump’s administration, solid majorities of Americans are satisfied with the U.S. quality of life, the opportunity to get ahead by working hard and the nation’s military strength. They are much less satisfied with the state of race relations, the nation’s efforts to […] Read more »

Americans Rate Healthcare Providers High on Honesty, Ethics

Most Americans trust their healthcare providers to be honest and ethical, but few other professions fare so well in Gallup’s annual look at honesty and ethical standards among various fields. Nurses top the list with 84% of the public rating their standards as “high” or “very high,” while members of […] Read more »

A little thaw, but still no honeymoon for Trump

Newly elected presidents usually get a honeymoon period from the American public. Not Donald Trump. People remain deeply concerned about Trump’s volatile, unpredictable temperament, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds. They’re troubled by questions about his ethics. And they remain deeply divided over whether he’ll be an effective president. CONT. David […] Read more »

Trump’s Policy Proposals and Public Opinion

… I’ve put together a number of Trump’s proposed policies and grouped them into three categories: those that appear to be largely in sync with American public opinion, those that are clearly out of sync and those on which the public is divided. In all instances, I’m referring to public […] Read more »

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: The Modern Workplace

… This month’s poll explores the Modern Workplace, an area that is changing and evolving rapidly. As more and more tech-savvy young workers join our knowledge-based economy, they are demanding more flexibility, a better life/work balance and a variety of perks such as free food, game rooms, paid-parental leave and […] Read more »

Americans’ Faith in Honesty, Ethics of Police Rebounds

After dipping to 48% in 2014 amid a national firestorm over police treatment of young black men, the rating Americans give the honesty and ethical standards of police has rebounded to 56%. This is more consistent with the 54% to 58% ratings Gallup found between 2010 and 2013. CONT. Lydia […] Read more »

On the left and right, voters express anxiety over future

One year before the presidential election, a pervasive disquiet has shaped voter attitudes, with a majority of Republicans pessimistic about moral values and the increasing diversity of the country’s population, and Democrats uneasy about an economy they see as tilted toward the rich. … Those concerns — detailed in a […] Read more »