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Explore Gallup's research.

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.

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.