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Americans' confidence in most major U.S. institutions has fallen in the past year, and confidence collectively is at a new low in Gallup's trend.
Confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court is down 11 percentage points this year, falling to a new low of 25%.
Data suggest that increasing trust in the federal government could have a positive impact on COVID-19 outcomes.
A new UNICEF study reveals new insights into the changing nature of childhood, including how young people are staying informed and the institutions they trust.
Americans' trust in various aspects of the U.S. government is low, including 39% who trust the federal government to handle international problems.
Four industries in Gallup's annual rating of 25 business sectors are at new lows of popularity with Americans this year, and all four are in the information business.
Of 25 key U.S. business sectors, Americans' views of nine have worsened significantly, largely because of Republicans' decreased positivity.
Americans have increasingly abandoned traditional values norms and are increasingly critical of major societal institutions, raising questions about the future.
Americans' average confidence in major U.S. institutions has edged down after a modest increase last year.
Worldwide, Gallup surveys show the medical community was on relatively strong footing before the coronavirus pandemic hit: A record 65% of people in 2019 were satisfied with the availability of quality healthcare where they live.
A slim majority of Americans support Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, and 46% oppose it.
The government is seen as the top problem facing the nation, but views on what should be done to fix it resist simple categorization.
A small majority of Americans say they are "very" (19%) or "somewhat confident" (40%) that votes in the upcoming presidential election will be accurately cast and counted throughout the country, matching a low Gallup recorded in 2008.
Americans' levels of trust in various aspects of the federal government are near all-time lows. Trust in the judicial branch and trust in state and local governments are relative bright spots.
A plurality of Americans (42%) say the ideological makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court is "about right," while about one in three (32%) say the high court is "too conservative" and 23% say it is "too liberal."