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Polling Matters

Explore Gallup's research.

by Frank Newport

Americans support the concept of affirmative action and its objectives, but attitudes are nuanced when it comes to specifics.

by Frank Newport

It appears likely that President Trump is a driving force behind the wide partisan gap in virus-related attitudes and behaviors.

by Frank Newport

Biden is only the fourth Catholic major-party presidential nominee in U.S. history, but it's unclear if his religion will be a significant factor in the election.

by Frank Newport

Research in 2016 demonstrated the power of a single narrative theme -- emails -- in defining Hillary Clinton's candidacy in the minds of voters.

by Frank Newport

Amid the cascade of negative news, there are some positive notes from the American people.

by Frank Newport

Several factors help explain why Americans are four times as likely to see polygamy as morally acceptable now compared with 14 years ago.

by Frank Newport

Analysis of Americans' mentions of race as the nation's top problem in surveys going back to 1939 provides important insights into the current race situation.

by Frank Newport

Surveys have asked Americans about race relations for over half a century, providing context for understanding today's race-related challenges.

by Frank Newport

Older Americans don't differ significantly from younger Americans in worry about getting the coronavirus, but politics are a major determinant of worry.

by Frank Newport

Americans' concerns about getting the coronavirus and concerns about suffering severe financial hardship are about equal.

by Frank Newport

Republicans and Democrats differ in their views of many virus-related issues and in their adherence to mitigation mandates.

by Frank Newport

More Americans say religion is increasing its influence on American life, although there has been no uptick in individual religiosity.

by Frank Newport

New data show little evidence of major change in the percentage of Americans worshipping during the virus situation, although most now worship virtually.

by Frank Newport

Public opinion on loosening restrictions is complex and shows that Americans want more than simple "yes or no" decisions from their leaders.

by Frank Newport

The COVID-19 virus has disrupted traditional religious practices in the U.S. and may deepen spirituality among Americans as they confront the crisis.

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.