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Gauging Americans' belief in God depends on the threshold for "belief."

What percentage of Americans say they are overweight?

About three in four Americans have a religious preference, but less than half say that religion is "very important" to them, that they belong to a church or that they regularly attend religious services.

As the federal government contemplates funding projects intended to mitigate the effects of extreme weather, how concerned are Americans about a warming Earth?

E-cigarettes are an increasingly popular alternative to tobacco products, especially among young adults -- but how many Americans vape regularly?

Wills describe how an individual's money and estate are handled after their death. What percentage of Americans have one of these basic elements of financial planning?

UFOs could be anything from figments of the imagination to cases of mistaken identity to alien spacecraft. Learn what Americans think on the issue.

Gallup estimates that 5.6% of the U.S. adult population is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Most Americans favor abortion being legal to some degree, but there is wide disagreement about the extent.

Learn what percentage of Americans have been victimized by any of seven types of conventional crime in the past year, and what the rate is for violent crime.

Sixteen percent of Americans say they smoke marijuana, statistically similar to the 12% to 13% figures Gallup recorded from 2016 to 2021.

A slow economy, unpopular military engagement, labor strife and a corruption scandal combined to give this president the all-time lowest job approval rating.

Christmas is everywhere you turn during the holiday season, but is it for everyone?

George W. Bush registered the highest presidential job approval rating in any Gallup poll.

Whether Americans like big business or not depends on the question. More express at least some confidence in big business than say they have a positive view of it.

Many Americans may enjoy the vegetarian options now available in restaurants, grocery stores and on airplanes. But how many true vegetarians are there?

Gallup's latest estimate finds 58% of U.S. adults own stock, remaining down from before the Great Recession.

Twelve percent of U.S. workers belong to a labor union, according to aggregated data from Gallup's 2021-2022 Work and Education surveys.

Read Gallup's short answer to this common question about gun ownership, including what percentages of major demographic subgroups own guns.