This week, Dr. Frank Newport examines in-depth five key aspects of current American public opinion. What's behind Donald Trump's latest job approval ratings? What percentage of Americans are paying attention to his tweets? How should Americans' feelings about complex foreign policy initiatives be taken into account? How much are Americans' views of traditional social and sexual norms shifting? And, a look at month-to-month changes in Americans' views of guns as the nation's top problem.
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President Donald Trump's job approval rating has been 42% over the past two weeks, his highest since May 2017.
While many Americans hear about Donald Trump's tweets, most are getting the information through indirect or filtered means, not directly from the tweets per se.
Americans' mentions of guns as the most important problem facing the nation fell by over half this month, ticking down to 6% from last month's record high of 13%.