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 »

Majority Views Tax Bill as Adding Financial Injury

The tax reform bill is highly unpopular among the American people. In fact, a majority of U.S. residents (52%), including more than one in five Republicans (22%) and one in five Trump supporters (20%), think the legislation will mostly hurt their personal family finances. In contrast, 30% say it will […] Read more »

Two-thirds of youth fearful about America’s future, prefer Democratic control of Congress, Harvard youth poll finds

A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Kennedy School of Government, finds that two-thirds of young Americans (67%) are more fearful than hopeful about America’s future. Less than one year before the 2018 midterm elections, likely young American voters […] Read more »

Emerging GOP Divisions on President Trump Loom Over 2018 and 2020 Elections

The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), released this morning at an event with The Brookings Institution, finds fractures in the Republican Party over the Trump Presidency. Approximately one in three Republicans surveyed (31 percent) say they would prefer the 2020 Republican nominee be […] Read more »

Millennial poll: 71% want a third political party; 63% disapprove of job President Trump is doing

A strong majority of millennials — 71 percent — say the Republican and Democratic parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed, according to the results of a new NBC News/GenForward poll. Sixty-three percent of millennials disapprove of the way […] Read more »

Americans: Trump Policies Favor Wealthy

A year after voters elected Donald Trump president, Trump continues to struggle to make in-roads with Americans beyond his base. Many residents view the president’s policies to be uneven. And, both the president’s job approval rating and his favorability score remain extremely lopsided. Looking ahead to the 2018 midterm elections, […] Read more »

U.S. Satisfaction Edges Up to 25% in November

Americans’ satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. has edged up to 25% in November from this year’s low of 21% last month, a reading that likely resulted from the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. … Modestly higher readings among Republicans and independents explain […] Read more »