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The Short Answer

Polling shows that almost all Americans have a positive view of "small business." But does that mean they don't like "big business?"

Interactive
by Jon Clifton

Unemployment doesn't tell us much about a country's prosperity or economic growth. At best, the current metric gives us an incomplete picture. It's time to retire it.

by Jim Clifton

Income inequality is one of the most contentious political issues today. Gallup's principal economist has a compelling theory for why it exists.

by Lydia Saad

As Republican leaders lean on Democrats to approve the USMCTA, recent Gallup data on trade provide insights on the public opinion backdrop.

Seventy-four percent of U.S. adults say trade represents "an opportunity for economic growth through increased U.S. exports."

Gallup Vault

Gallup was founded during the Great Depression, and many of its early questions asked about the economy and the government's role in reviving it.