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Explore Gallup's research.

by Frank Newport

The extreme cold and massive power outages in Texas may lead to shifts in U.S. public opinion on several key issues.

by Frank Newport

Americans show strong support for more government stimulus spending and do not appear to worry about its impact on the federal budget deficit.

by Frank Newport

Joe Biden's initial actions on immigration policy generally fit well with U.S. public opinion.

by Frank Newport

A look at how average Americans may react to five policy changes Joe Biden will likely initiate in his first months in office.

by Frank Newport

In their efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake, health experts need to understand why political groups differ in their willingness to be vaccinated.

by Frank Newport

Both the American public and President-elect Joe Biden favor government action on the nation's pressing infrastructure problems.

by Frank Newport

Biden-Harris proposals to address the economy are generally in sync with American public opinion.

by Frank Newport

What average Americans would say in a letter to their elected representatives.

by Frank Newport

Biden may have picked up marginal support among White evangelical Protestants and Catholics this year compared with 2016, but it is difficult to determine what impact it may have had on election outcomes.

by Frank Newport

Decisions on the appropriate role of government in Americans' lives will remain a top challenge for the next president.

by Frank Newport

Most pollsters define seniors as those 65 and older, but analysis shows there are significant political differences within this broad group.

by Frank Newport

The evangelical vote is a topic of high interest, but defining who evangelicals are and understanding their voting intentions present challenges.

by Frank Newport

The government is seen as the top problem facing the nation, but views on what should be done to fix it resist simple categorization.

by Frank Newport

Turnout among Black Americans dropped in 2016 compared with 2008 and 2012, and where it ends up this year could be a significant determinant of the election outcome.

by Frank Newport

Changes in economic reality and candidates' statements and positioning are less important to voters than their underlying ideological predispositions.

by V. Lance Tarrance

The presidential candidates are delivering potent messages about China and Russia, reminding their respective base voters what's at stake in November.

by Frank Newport

Americans believe racial inequities need to be fixed but are reluctant to support disruptive changes that have been proposed to bring such fixes about.

by Frank Newport

Black Americans have become more liberal on abortion rights, but they remain less so than is the case among Democrats overall.

by Frank Newport

The Democratic National Convention emphasized Biden's personal faith, while Republicans continued to focus on activating their core evangelical base.

by Frank Newport

Americans' political predispositions vary significantly by their underlying religious identity, providing an important way to understand the 2020 election.