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President Joe Biden's job approval rating has reached another low point in his presidency. The overall drop in approval is driven largely by political independents.

Americans' economic confidence has fallen back to levels seen early this year, as more sense the economy is getting worse.

Americans' satisfaction with the direction of the U.S. has dropped to 23%, while mentions of COVID-19 as the nation's top problem surge.

U.S. investors' awareness of sustainable investing has been at a low level over the past 18 months, while their interest has waned slightly.

Republicans have lost significant confidence in big business and large technology companies over the past year. Democrats' confidence in big business, while still negative, has improved.

After reaching new lows last year, the percentages of U.S. adults who are extremely or very proud to be Americans have recovered somewhat, mostly because of increases among Democrats.

Americans' mentions of COVID-19 as the most important U.S. problem have fallen to the lowest point since the pandemic began, but government remains a top concern.

Americans' approval ratings of President Joe Biden and Congress remain stable at 54% and 31%, respectively.

A slightly diminished 56% majority of Americans, compared with a year ago, think the U.S. government is doing too little to protect the environment, while 15% say it is doing too much and 29% think its actions are about right.

The nine-percentage-point Democratic advantage in party identification and leaning in the first quarter of 2021 is the largest since 2012.

Americans' ratings of their leaders' responses to the pandemic show a decline in state governors' scores since last June.

Although Gallup's Economic Confidence Index remains in negative territory, it rose eight points to -13 in February, largely because of Democrats' increased confidence after Joe Biden's inauguration.

Two-thirds of Americans approve of President Joe Biden's handling of the coronavirus response, while smaller majorities approve of his overall job performance and his handling of the economy and foreign affairs.

Americans' views of large technology companies have become significantly more negative over the past 18 months, and the public's calls for increased government regulation of these businesses has risen.

Amid widespread concern about the economy and job losses, 93% of Americans -- including 98% of Democrats and 87% of Republicans -- support an initiative that would combine paid work with targeted training opportunities.

Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults believe a third political party is needed, the highest in Gallup's trend by one percentage point.

Americans' opinion of the Republican Party has declined since November, with 37% now viewing it positively, compared with 48% who have a positive opinion of the Democratic Party.

Joe Biden's initial job approval rating is 57%, slightly below the 60% historical average for elected presidents since World War II.

The percentage of Americans who say they are financially better off than they were a year ago is down 24 points from this time last year to 35%, the lowest reading since 2014.