Americans Say ‘Yes’ to Spending More on VA, Infrastructure

Americans overwhelmingly agree with proposals made by presidential candidate Donald Trump and others to allow veterans to get healthcare from any provider that accepts Medicare, not just Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Americans also support spending more federal money on the VA in general, and widely agree with the […] Read more »

Getting America to Rewrite the Rules of the Economy

… After hearing a candidate’s pointed message attacking trickle down economics and promising to level the playing field for the middle class and America, the disengaged get more engaged and voters get more supportive of that leader. But that campaign context understates the possible moment and opportunity. The public is […] Read more »

Americans Still View Airline Industry Positively

Americans continue to view the airline industry slightly more positively than negatively, despite the frequent news reports about increased airline fees, cramped seats and customer frustration. The industry’s current positive ratings are consistent with what Gallup has found since 2013 and with ratings before the economic downturn. From 2007 through […] Read more »

Views of Oil and Gas Industry Improving

Americans’ views of the oil and gas industry continue to improve, with 34% now saying they have a positive view of it. That is up 12 percentage points since 2012, and is one point lower than the 15-year high of 35% from 2003. Ratings have improved as the average price […] Read more »

The Problems of Success

Residents of Austin, Texas, one of the nation’s most economically dynamic communities, are optimistic about the region’s future growth—and uneasy about its implications, a new Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll has found. Fully 3-in-5 residents of Austin and its surrounding area believe that the region’s economy will be stronger in […] Read more »

Poll Finds Younger Generations Are Redefining Path To Success

Younger Americans are shifting how they achieve the shared American goals of family, homeownership and career as they face new, evolving challenges, finds a new poll released today by The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) and National Journal. The 23rd Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll explores Americans’ priorities and expectations for […] Read more »

Americans’ Views of Government Handling of Healthcare Up Sharply

Nearly two years after the debut of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” Americans are more positive about the work the federal government is doing in healthcare. Forty-three percent say they are satisfied with the government’s work in this arena, up 14 percentage points from 2013. Still, 56% say they […] Read more »