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Read short summaries of Gallup's ongoing research into how Americans are experiencing the pandemic, with links to full analysis.

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A third of U.S. workers are concerned about being exposed to COVID-19 at work, similar to 36% last fall. Worry differs by gender, party ID and job type.

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After hitting a new low in July, President Joe Biden's job approval rating is up six points to 44%, mostly because of independents' higher approval.

Americans are more likely now than they were a year ago to say they are grocery shopping both in person and online. They are also dining out more.

One in seven U.S. parents of children under age 5 (14%) have gotten their child vaccinated against COVID-19, while another 29% intend to do so.

Sharply fewer U.S. adults now (41%) than in April (63%) say the COVID-19 situation is getting better.

Just 16% of U.S. adults are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., and job approval ratings of President Joe Biden (41%) and Congress (18%) remain flat.

One-third of Americans think the pandemic is over, and a majority say their lives are at least somewhat back to normal. Most expect COVID-19-related disruptions in society to continue through the end of the year or longer.

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Americans are about evenly divided on whether the government should require passengers to wear face masks on airplanes.

The steady increase in COVID-19 cases this past month is not disconcerting to Americans, as they are less worried now about the coronavirus than they were at the start of the year, and fewer are social distancing.

Americans' confidence in the economy remains negative, and mentions of inflation as the top problem are holding at their highest point since 1984.

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An estimated 53.2% of U.S. adults rate their lives well enough to be categorized as "thriving," the lowest level measured since January 2021.

Americans increasingly see inflation as a major problem facing the country, and a solid majority worry a great deal about it.

President Joe Biden's job approval rating is a steady 42%, but his handling of the pandemic (53%) and the situation with Russia (42%) has each risen six points since last month.