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Social & Policy Issues

Americans widely regard in-vitro fertilization as morally acceptable, but they divide over whether destroying frozen embryos created by IVF is morally acceptable (49%) or wrong (43%).

Pro-choice voters are showing record-high intensity on the abortion issue, and the pro-choice segment of the public remains historically large.

Americans have become significantly more likely to identify as liberal in their views on social issues over the past 25 years. Liberal views on economic issues, too, have increased, but still lean conservative.

Social & Policy Issues

A slim majority of U.S. adults say changing one's gender is morally wrong, but only about a third favor laws banning gender-affirming care for minors.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump tied in favorability among Americans when rated using a 10-point scale, just before Trump's felony conviction last week. In the 2016 and 2020 campaigns, Trump trailed the Democratic nominee on this measure.

Ahead of parliamentary elections, Gallup offers a look inside the mindset of the European Union electorate, including what it thinks of its leadership.

Gallup's Economic Confidence Index registered -34 in May, reflecting further deterioration in how Americans assess the economy's current state as well as its trajectory.

Leading up to the vote in Mexico, perceptions of the economy, leadership, institutions and the honesty of elections are buoyant.

President Joe Biden and Congress continue to earn relatively low job approval ratings from the public.

Americans support strict border control and fair pathways for immigrants entering the U.S. illegally. Public opinion favors both deportation and citizenship options.

Gallup surveys show South Africans are disenchanted with their current leadership and a plethora of other issues as they head to the polls next week.

As India votes in the world's biggest-ever democratic election, Gallup data show that economic optimism and confidence in the government, institutions and infrastructure remain high.

Seven in 10 Americans say they have given a lot of thought to the election, on par with readings in 2008 and 2020 when voter turnout was high.

Americans continue to lack confidence in key leaders' ability to do the right thing for the economy.

Immigration remains the most important problem facing the U.S. for the third month running, and it is a uniquely polarizing issue.

Joe Biden's 38.7% average job approval rating during his 13th quarter in office is essentially unchanged from the previous quarter and is the lowest for any president's 13th quarter historically.

Ahead of Ecuador's security referendum on Sunday, Gallup data show no other region in the world, apart from active war zones, feels less secure than Guayas.

Across a range of indicators, from the national government to the judiciary, the U.S. performs worse than its counterparts in the G7.

More Americans now say the U.S. is not doing enough to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia, while a majority still favor helping Ukraine reclaim its territory.

With a general election on the horizon, Britons are less satisfied than the rest of Western Europe with how their local communities are functioning.