Fox News Poll: Sharp division along political lines on Trump’s travel ban

A majority of voters thinks President Trump’s executive order on immigration is better described as a restriction on terrorist hot spots than as a “Muslim ban.” And more think the action makes the U.S. safer than say it makes the country less safe. Even so, more disapprove (52 percent) than […] Read more »

Four in Ten Americans Agree They’d Rather Have Justin Trudeau as their President

Four in ten (40%) Americans ‘agree’ (26% strongly/14% somewhat) that they’d prefer to have Justin Trudeau as their President over Donald Trump, according to a new Ipsos poll of Americans, conducted for Global News in Canada. … Some Americans feel so strongly about the issue, that in an effort to […] Read more »

5 Ways America Changed During the Obama Years

American public opinion changed in significant ways over the course of Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House, including on issues such as the economy, race relations, and the level of confidence the public has in different aspects or actors in the government. Many of these changes were the […] Read more »

Infrastructure Spending Deemed Most Important Trump Promise

Two-thirds of Americans (69%) say it is “very important” for President-elect Donald Trump to keep his campaign promise to enact major spending on infrastructure renewal. More than half say Trump’s promises to reduce income taxes for all Americans, establish tariffs on foreign imports and deport illegal immigrants convicted of crimes […] Read more »

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 »