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by Frank Newport

Americans have mixed views about the healthcare system and clearly have not yet come to a firm collective judgment on suggested healthcare reforms.

by Frank Newport

Joe Biden has an extraordinary 44 years of service as an elected federal official; how he defines it will help determine his campaign's success.

by Frank Newport

Americans wholeheartedly agree with the idea of a massive new government program focused on fixing the nation's infrastructure.

by Frank Newport

Americans remain more negative than positive about the 2017 tax-cut law. Here are five reasons why.

by Frank Newport

Politicians and political candidates this year will propose different ways to use the government to adjust the incomes of specific segments of Americans.

by V. Lance Tarrance

As President Donald Trump continues to question traditional U.S. foreign policy, public opinion is mixed on how the U.S. should engage with the world.

by V. Lance Tarrance

When Americans' preferences for the U.S. role in world affairs are layered with their views on military spending, five distinct foreign policy types emerge.

by Frank Newport

Trump job approval among highly religious, white Protestants is high and has remained stable since he took office.

by Frank Newport

Americans hold the military in high regard, but with an already-increased defense budget, relatively few say the U.S. spends too little on the military.

by Frank Newport

Highly religious Americans, Jews and evangelical Protestants remain much more sympathetic to Israel than others in the U.S.

by Frank Newport

Proposals to enlarge the role of government in the U.S. seemingly conflict with Americans' deep distrust of the way their government operates.

by Frank Newport

Reparations may become a significant issue in the 2020 presidential campaign, played out in the context of black dissatisfaction with society's treatment.

by Frank Newport

Candidates' proposals to increase taxes on the wealthy are not new, but do generally resonate with American public opinion.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Decades of intellectual debate about American power sunsetting seems lost on a public that views the matter through a partisan lens.

by Frank Newport

Gallup reviews how well public opinion fits with the bipartisan committee's recommendations on border security, immigration and spending.

by Jeffrey M. Jones

Historically, presidents' approval ratings have not increased after State of the Union addresses, but there have been modest upticks after the past three.

by Frank Newport

Americans' views on the state of the union are a moving target as the nation waits to see if the government shutdown is permanently resolved.

by Frank Newport

The border debate pits the two issues Americans name as the country's most important problems, government and immigration, against one another.

by V. Lance Tarrance

In early November, about one in six Americans approved of Trump on the economy but not on healthcare. Addressing their concerns could have helped the GOP electorally.

by Jeffrey M. Jones

By many measures, President Trump's job approval ratings have shown the most stability of any president.