Americans’ Satisfaction Steady or Up, Except on Race Matters

Americans’ satisfaction with both race relations and the situation for blacks and other racial minorities in the U.S. edged down from last year, the only two areas of the 28 Gallup measured to decline significantly over this period. … The biggest positive changes over the past year were increases in […] Read more »

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 »

How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Barack Obama campaigned for the U.S. presidency on a platform of change. As he prepares to leave office, the country he led for eight years is undeniably different. Profound social, demographic and technological changes have swept across the United States during Obama’s tenure, as have important shifts in government policy […] Read more »

Poll: Trump has not yet made progress in uniting USA

As Inauguration Day approaches, Donald Trump has made little progress in uniting a divided nation or reassuring the voters who didn’t support him in November, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. Instead, a majority of Americans, including one in five Trump voters, say the president-elect hasn’t done enough to prevent […] Read more »

Issues Where Trump’s Cabinet Picks and Most Americans Differ

Many of the people selected by President-elect Donald J. Trump for his cabinet have views that are at odds with those of most Americans. And in some cases, their perspectives also clash with those of most people who identify as Republicans. Here are some examples. CONT. New York Times Read more »

In nearly every swing state, voters preferred Hillary Clinton on the economy

Anonymous Twitter dog @nycsouthpaw made an interesting observation on Friday. Clinton won majorities among voters in the rust belt (and nationwide) who said the economy was their primary issue. — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 2, 2016 According to a broad swath of popular understanding, Donald Trump will be the […] Read more »

Nearly One in Five Female Clinton Voters Say Husband or Partner Didn’t Vote

A survey released today casts new light on the challenges Hillary Clinton faced in motivating her supporters in the final weeks of the election. While roughly two-thirds (66 percent) of women who voted for Clinton report their husband or partner also voted for Clinton, nearly one in five (19 percent) […] 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 »