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Polling Matters

Explore Gallup's research.

by Frank Newport

As more survey data becomes available assessing Americans' reaction to the COVID-19 situation, several conclusions emerge.

by Frank Newport

Americans' views of the coronavirus situation and the government's handling of it are fast changing as events unfold.

by Frank Newport

Americans as a whole tilt more negative than positive when asked about "socialism," although understanding of the term varies widely.

by Frank Newport

Americans' political identities strongly affect their views of how well the economy is doing, at both the national and personal levels.

by Frank Newport

A look at where American public opinion does, and does not, provide a supportive environment for Trump's reelection probabilities.

by Frank Newport

Bernie Sanders has proposed a number of government guarantees for Americans' basic necessities; public opinion on that concept is mixed.

by Frank Newport

Trump's appearance at a pro-life rally underscores the importance he puts on pro-life voters, but many among his base have mixed views on abortion.

by Frank Newport

Support for the Senate conviction of Donald Trump is highly correlated with his approval rating, as was the case for Bill Clinton in 1999.

by Frank Newport

Healthcare, the economy and immigration are A-list issues in the 2020 election, while other issues are broadly important but not top of mind.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Will Democrats vote in the 2020 presidential election if their party nominates a candidate they don't agree with?

by Frank Newport

Voters want their president to display competence in office, leading to a significant "competency" positioning battle in the coming election.

by Frank Newport

Americans' political identities are powerful drivers of views on healthcare, making it hard to change public opinion on healthcare-related policy issues.

by Frank Newport

Americans agree that their government should take immediate action in a number of specific problem areas.

by Frank Newport

Increased polarization in the U.S., with deep antipathy toward those of the opposite political persuasion, has potentially negative long-term effects.

by Frank Newport

Americans have mixed views on the appropriate role of government in today's society, making this a key focus for candidate debate.

by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's consistently low approval ratings among blacks highlight the challenge he faces in attempting to improve on his 2016 black vote share.

by Frank Newport

New research on the effects of question wording supports the conclusion that a majority of about six in 10 Americans support an assault weapons ban.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Despite all the legislative and media coverage around impeachment, political science suggests Americans may get most of their information from each other.

by Frank Newport

Americans of all ages are now more likely to have no formal religion. This is strongest among millennials, though they grow more religious as they age.

by Frank Newport

Bernie Sanders' proposal to tax public companies whose CEO pay is much higher than the pay of their average worker fits well with U.S. public opinion.