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Nearly half of Americans report experiencing financial hardship because of recent price increases, with 10% describing it as "severe."

Lebanon continues to spiral out of control. Record numbers are unable to afford the basics, and a skyrocketing percentage want to leave.

Portending solid holiday retail sales, Americans expect to spend an average $886 on gifts this season, slightly more than a year ago. Most people didn't start shopping early, but when they do shop, it's likely to be online.

Mentions of economic issues as the most important problem facing the U.S. are at a pandemic high, but remain well below historical norms.

Majorities of Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden's handling of his job as president and five other key issues.

by Frank Newport

The recent Virginia and New Jersey state elections played out in the context of broad, national trends relating to the mood of the nation, the economy and the role of government.

The amount Americans estimate they will spend on Christmas gifts this year roughly matches what they estimated last year around the same time, but it is still lower than before the pandemic.

A slim majority of Americans say they would like their senators to vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.

Russia's already-stressed economy and institutions are facing more pressure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gallup asked more than 300,000 people across 116+ countries and territories how the pandemic affected their lives and livelihoods -- and their willingness to take vaccines.

Thirty-six percent of U.S. workers, up from 29% in September and 9% in July, now say their employer is requiring its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Americans' confidence in the economy continues to weaken, and their mentions of economic issues as the nation's top problem are rising. Meanwhile, a record-high 74% now say it is a good time to find a quality job.

U.S. employees worked remotely as much in September as they did over the summer. Nearly all want to continue that way, and their employers mostly seem amenable.

Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan faces substantial economic woes as a parliamentary election quickly approaches.

Americans' economic confidence fell in September, compounding a slight decline in August. Attitudes are back to the low level seen in early January.

by Frank Newport

Americans' highly varied views of U.S. business and industry sectors give rise to several interesting questions.

U.S. investors see passive investing, not active trading, as the better path to wealth. Accordingly, most trade stocks infrequently, and few are doing so via apps when they do trade.

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.