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by Frank Newport

As the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day, Americans continue to have more confidence in the military than in any other major institution in the country.

by V. Lance Tarrance

California is challenging, some would say defying, Trump administration policies. Is this mere partisan politics or is secession really on the table?

by Megan Brenan

In the wake of recent mass shootings, a broad majority of Americans support stricter gun laws, but are divided over what changes should be made.

by Daniel Greene and Frank Newport

American public opinion during World War II and the Holocaust is the subject of a new exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

by Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief

Two-thirds of highly religious white Protestants approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and they are likely to continue barring major policy changes.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Democrats looking for a midterm message beyond opposing Donald Trump have a number of traditional Democratic issues to choose from. Republicans' power issue with core Republicans is immigration.

by Frank Newport

The American public would benefit from more discussion and explanation of four of the major themes in President Trump's recent State of the Union address.

by Frank Newport

A federal government shutdown would almost certainly do further damage to Americans' already negative view of the government.

by Frank Newport

Government leaders are talking more about bipartisanship in 2018, a development that would fit well with what Americans want their government to do.

by Frank Newport

Beginning in 2018, Gallup will start updating presidential job approval on a weekly basis, rather than on a daily basis.

by Frank Newport

Americans view the new tax reform bill more negatively than positively, but 2018 will help determine if its tax cuts will turn those attitudes around.

by Zac Auter and Frank Newport

In recent years, an increasing proportion of Americans have seen their health coverage paid for by Medicare or Medicaid, while fewer Americans have private insurance.

by Justin McCarthy

Accusations of sexual misconduct complicate what could have been an easy win for the GOP in one of the nation's most conservative states.

by Coleen McMurray and Frank Newport

A substantial percentage of small businesses in the U.S. report having no active social media strategy or use of e-commerce for customer interactions.

by Jeffrey M. Jones, Frank Newport and Lydia Saad

Gallup editors compile big findings from the 2017 Governance survey, examining how the U.S. is being governed and how it might be improved.

by Frank Newport and RJ Reinhart

While a majority of Americans support the concept of stricter gun control, there is wide variation on backing for specific policies.

by Frank Newport

Americans name government as the nation's top problem, but this is not unprecedented. Americans' focus is on government process and personalities.

by Frank Newport

Americans' views of Donald Trump are complex, with highly variable levels of support for the actions he has taken and distinctly differing evaluations of elements of his leadership style.

Opinion
by V. Lance Tarrance

A destabilizing level of public dissatisfaction persists despite an improving economy and radical shifts in the person occupying the White House.

by Frank Newport

Americans are not opposed to reforming the tax system but don't want tax cuts for the wealthy or corporations. They also support changing the ACA but not necessarily repealing it.