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by Frank Newport

Americans feel the government has too much power but appreciate services the government provides. The candidates have yet to address this paradox.

by Frank Newport

Americans greatly value and depend on the Social Security system, even as estimates show it will face significant financial challenges within 15 years.

by Frank Newport

The failure of elected leaders to meet and discuss infrastructure, a top priority for Americans, exemplifies the public's view that government itself is the nation's top problem.

by Frank Newport

Politicians and political candidates this year will propose different ways to use the government to adjust the incomes of specific segments of Americans.

by Frank Newport

Proposals to enlarge the role of government in the U.S. seemingly conflict with Americans' deep distrust of the way their government operates.

U.S. approval rating remains near a record low.

by Grant Buckles

Gallup and the City of Tulsa develop a new approach to using citizen voices to improve government performance.

by Frank Newport

Asked to define socialism, 24% of Americans mention "equality," while 17% say it is government ownership of the means of production.