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Since President Joe Biden took office, Americans' satisfaction with specific aspects of the country has mostly stalled or diminished, falling most on the nation's military strength, immigration, gun policy and energy policy.

Americans' personal satisfaction remains significantly higher than satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S.

Biden's approval rating, Americans' satisfaction with the country's direction and economic confidence suggest Biden faces an uphill climb to win a second term.

Americans who approve of Joe Biden's job performance mostly offer general, positive statements, while his critics cite specific, issue-related failures.

The increase in Americans' identification as politically liberal over the past few decades stems from bigger shifts among women than men.

Gallup's party ID trends since 1999 show Democrats' advantages among Black and Hispanic adults shrinking to new lows, while men -- already in the Republicans' camp -- have moved even further in that direction.

Most voters believe neither the president nor most members of Congress deserve reelection, but 55% say their district representative does.

A new Gallup analysis suggests that whether the EU and NATO survive -- and thrive -- may depend on the actions of powerful member states and the confidence that people in member states have in their domestic political institutions.

Americans are more likely to say they would back certain types of presidential candidates, such as a woman or Black adult, than others, such as a Muslim or socialist. But being older than 80 or having been charged with a felony are much bigger turnoffs for voters.

Biden averaged 39.8% job approval during his third year in office, the second-lowest third-year average for recent presidents.

Ethics ratings of a diverse list of 23 professions are less positive than they have been in recent years, with eight establishing or tying record lows.

In 2023, 43% of U.S. adults identified as independents, tying the record high from 2014. Meanwhile, Democratic identification fell to a new low of 27%.

Biden and Trump are tied in favorability with Americans, but both are viewed less favorably than when they faced each other in the 2020 election.

A record-low 28% of Americans, down from 35% in early 2021, are satisfied with the way democracy is working in the U.S.

Equal percentages of Americans -- roughly four in 10 -- say the U.S. is doing "about the right amount" or "not enough" to end the Israel-Hamas conflict.

None of the top elected or appointed officials in the federal government today earns even bare majority approval ratings from the American public, with the highest, 48%, earned by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Americans' lessened confidence in society's institutions and norms may affect society's ability to deal with crucial external and internal threats.

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Biden enters 2024 with a persistently low job approval rating of 39%, the worst of any modern-day president seeking reelection at the same point.

Fewer than one in three U.S. adults say they have gotten the new COVID-19 shot this year.