The American Public in 2017: What We Learned

As it has for more than 80 years, Gallup continued in 2017 to measure and monitor Americans’ views on their government, political leaders, public policy, the economy and their own lives. The following are Gallup editors’ picks for the most important trends and discoveries reported each month this year. CONT. […] Read more »

The Problem and Impact of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct is viewed by both men and women as a pervasive problem in American society—one that occurs all too regularly and with serious repercussions. In the latest survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, most Americans are hopeful that the current attention being given to this […] Read more »

More say fight against ISIS going well, but terror concerns linger

Americans feel more positive about the fight against ISIS than they have since 2014, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, marking a rare public opinion win for Donald Trump’s policies, while worries about terrorism, divisions on U.S. policy toward Israel and broad support for allowing transgender people […] Read more »

America’s chaotic, crazy, challenging, great, tumultuous, horrible, disappointing year

Would you say this was a good year for the United States? For decades, Americans’ sense of how their nation was doing was closely linked to the economy. Through Democratic and Republican presidencies, through divided and unified sessions of Congress, Americans were consistent. When they saw jobs and GDP growing, […] Read more »

Politico-Harvard poll: Democrats and Republicans still fixated on health care

Congress may have moved on from health care. The public has not. With taxes and spending, debt and defense piled up on Congress’ extremely full plate this month, a new poll by POLITICO and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that Americans remain sharply focused on health […] Read more »

Increasing Public Concern Over North Korea’s Nuclear Capability, Intentions

As Donald Trump sets off on his visit to Asia, the public has become increasingly concerned over North Korea’s capability and its willingness to use nuclear weapons against the United States. About seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say the U.S. should take North Korea’s nuclear threats “very seriously,” up from 56% in […] Read more »

Most Americans think North Korea can be contained; Republicans like how Trump conducts himself

As President Donald Trump prepares for his first presidential trip to Asia, Americans are more likely than they were in September to think North Korea can be contained without resorting to military action. Meanwhile President Trump gets strong approval from rank-and-file Republicans and most Republicans also say they like how […] Read more »