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A plurality of Americans continue to think the United States' commitment to NATO should be kept as it is now, and a majority still say the U.N. is doing a poor job.

Sharply more Americans than in January name immigration as the most important problem facing the U.S. The issue ranks first on the list.

Biden's overall job rating has slipped to 38%, and his ratings on immigration, the Israel-Hamas situation, foreign affairs and the economy are even lower.

Since President Joe Biden took office, Americans' satisfaction with specific aspects of the country has mostly stalled or diminished, falling most on the nation's military strength, immigration, gun policy and energy policy.

Social & Policy Issues

While most Americans acknowledge the cultural impact of Black Americans, less than half of Black adults feel their contributions are celebrated.

Americans' personal satisfaction remains significantly higher than satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S.

Biden's approval rating, Americans' satisfaction with the country's direction and economic confidence suggest Biden faces an uphill climb to win a second term.

Americans who approve of Joe Biden's job performance mostly offer general, positive statements, while his critics cite specific, issue-related failures.

Americans are the least satisfied with their personal lives than they have been since 2011, but some subgroups are faring better than others.

Nearly one in three Americans (32%) say that drug use has been a cause of trouble in their family.

Americans' worry about becoming a victim of 13 crimes is trending upward this year after edging mostly downward in 2020.

Americans' view that local crime has gotten worse in the past year has jumped 13 percentage points to 51%, the highest in over a decade.

U.S. household crime victimization rates remain lower than they were between 2009 and 2016, but they are not as low as in 2020.

The increase in Americans' identification as politically liberal over the past few decades stems from bigger shifts among women than men.

Football remains Americans' favorite sport to watch, with baseball and basketball a distant second.

Gallup's party ID trends since 1999 show Democrats' advantages among Black and Hispanic adults shrinking to new lows, while men -- already in the Republicans' camp -- have moved even further in that direction.

Seventeen percent of Americans say they smoke marijuana, similar to the 16% Gallup recorded in 2022.

Americans remain largely negative about the state of the economy and inflation, but their economic confidence is the highest it has been in two years.

Americans are more likely to say they would back certain types of presidential candidates, such as a woman or Black adult, than others, such as a Muslim or socialist. But being older than 80 or having been charged with a felony are much bigger turnoffs for voters.

Biden averaged 39.8% job approval during his third year in office, the second-lowest third-year average for recent presidents.