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by Frank Newport

Americans' underlying ideology appears to be a more significant factor in determining their views of taxes than the taxes they actually pay.

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.

by Frank Newport

A majority of Americans support the concept behind the Equality Act, a bill recently passed by the House that would ban LGBT discrimination.

by Frank Newport

It is not clear if support for the newly enacted stimulus plan represents a lasting shift in Americans' views of big government.

After three months of decline, the percentage of Americans who are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. has increased to 27%, largely because Democrats are more satisfied.

by Frank Newport

Americans show strong support for more government stimulus spending and do not appear to worry about its impact on the federal budget deficit.

by Frank Newport

Joe Biden's initial actions on immigration policy generally fit well with U.S. public opinion.

Before the military coup this week in Myanmar, 89% of residents in 2019 were satisfied with their personal freedom, and 51% reported they had internet access.

Congress' job approval rating has improved to 25%, the highest since early June.

by Steve Crabtree and RJ Reinhart

A recent study by Gallup for the Center for the Future of Arizona identifies the sources of public health information most trusted by Arizonans, as well as specific factors influencing their decisions to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

by Frank Newport

A look at how average Americans may react to five policy changes Joe Biden will likely initiate in his first months in office.

by Frank Newport

Both the American public and President-elect Joe Biden favor government action on the nation's pressing infrastructure problems.

by Frank Newport

What average Americans would say in a letter to their elected representatives.

by Frank Newport

Decisions on the appropriate role of government in Americans' lives will remain a top challenge for the next president.

by Frank Newport

The government is seen as the top problem facing the nation, but views on what should be done to fix it resist simple categorization.

Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults think the government should do more to solve national problems, the first time in the 28-year trend that this measure has hit the majority level. Still, 41% think the government is doing too much.