White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called 2017 one of the most successful first years in presidential history -- but what do Americans think? Gallup Senior Editor Lydia Saad reviews the year's presidential approval ratings, as well as other measures of how Americans think the country is doing. Later, we reveal which sports are most popular in the U.S.
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President Donald Trump's weekly job approval rose to 39% for the week ending Dec. 31, his highest weekly average since mid-July.
Americans' predictions for the economy in 2018 are more optimistic than usual, while their predictions about international peace and U.S. power in the world are more dismal than average.