A federal government shutdown would almost certainly do further damage to Americans' already negative view of the government.
As Congress crafted the 1965 bill that revolutionized U.S. immigration policy and launched "chain migration," Gallup found Americans open to the change.
Colleges are supposed to be learning organizations. But their staff and faculty rank lower than other U.S. employees do in measures of learning and growth.
Government leaders are talking more about bipartisanship in 2018, a development that would fit well with what Americans want their government to do.