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Polling Matters

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.

by Frank Newport and Jim Harter

Workers value the same leadership traits in their CEO as Americans value in President Donald Trump. CEOs rate significantly higher than Trump on the traits that matter most.

by Frank Newport and Jim Harter

As was the case in 2016, Donald Trump scores highest on the leadership dimensions of being competitive, intense and emphasizing success, and does least well on being prepared, consistent and analytical.

by Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's public pronouncements of his focus on a narrow reference group -- his "base" -- may have important consequences.

by Frank Newport

As U.S. businesses face pressure to grow, Americans persistently report much more confidence in small business than in big business.

by Justin McCarthy

While North Korea's recent advancements in nuclear technology present new challenges to the U.S. in keeping international peace, Americans have long had North Korea on their radar as a threat.

by Frank Newport

President Trump's job approval rating is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far.