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Explore Gallup's research.

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.

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.