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Slightly more Americans still prioritize the environment over economic growth, but the 50% doing so is the lowest in six years. Americans' preferences on this measure, historically, have been sensitive to the level of U.S. unemployment.

Despite a decline this year, many Americans still view trade as an economic opportunity. Republicans have soured on the benefits of trade.

During Women's History Month, Gallup takes a dive into the archives to see what Americans thought about women working before it was the norm.

Over six in 10 Americans approve of the new $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. Support is highly partisan: 97% of Democrats and 18% of Republicans back it.

One year into the pandemic, Americans' views of the U.S. economy have recovered some ground but remain negative overall, and assessments of their personal financial situations are worse than before the disruptions from COVID-19.

Although Gallup's Economic Confidence Index remains in negative territory, it rose eight points to -13 in February, largely because of Democrats' increased confidence after Joe Biden's inauguration.

Two-thirds of Americans approve of President Joe Biden's handling of the coronavirus response, while smaller majorities approve of his overall job performance and his handling of the economy and foreign affairs.

The percentage of Americans who say they are financially better off than they were a year ago is down 24 points from this time last year to 35%, the lowest reading since 2014.

Republicans' confidence in the economy and views of the job market worsened in January as their party was facing four years of a Democratic president.

Majorities of Americans expect the Biden administration will be able to accomplish 10 of 15 specific common national and foreign policy goals.

The public's mood has soured since November as President Trump's job approval rating has fallen four points to 39%. However, Joe Biden's transition approval is 65%.

by Frank Newport

Biden-Harris proposals to address the economy are generally in sync with American public opinion.

The Gallup Economic Confidence Index ticked up further this month to -1. While still anemic, it's the index's most positive level since the start of the pandemic.

by Carola Binder and Christos Makridis

Gallup data allows researchers to examine the relationship between gas price fluctuations and consumer sentiment.

by Stephanie Marken

Tracking the impact of COVID-19 on Americans' behaviors and attitudes.