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President Joe Biden's job approval ratings have shown larger gaps by party and education than those of his recent predecessors.
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.
There is little evidence that Joe Biden, only the second Catholic president in U.S. history, is getting unusually high approval ratings from Catholics.
President Joe Biden's job approval is 54% in the latest Gallup poll. In addition to Democrats, non-White Americans and urban residents show greater than 70% approval.
Nearly six in 10 Americans think President Joe Biden is respected by world leaders, but fewer, 49%, think the U.S. is viewed favorably on the world stage, and 37% are satisfied with the United States' position in the world.
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.
Joe Biden's initial job approval rating is 57%, slightly below the 60% historical average for elected presidents since World War II.
Donald Trump left the presidency with an 11% satisfaction rating, although his overall term average was higher than any since George W. Bush's first term.
Americans are much more likely to predict Donald Trump will go down in history as a poor president than as an outstanding or above average one.
Two-thirds of Americans approve of Joe Biden's presidential transition, and 39% rate his Cabinet appointments as "outstanding" or "above average."
President Donald Trump's last job approval rating is a personal low 34%. He averaged 41% job approval in office, a record low by four points.
Majorities of Americans expect the Biden administration will be able to accomplish 10 of 15 specific common national and foreign policy goals.
Donald Trump edges out Barack Obama as most admired man, while Michelle Obama places ahead of Kamala Harris as most admired woman.
The public's mood has soured since November as President Trump's job approval rating has fallen four points to 39%. However, Joe Biden's transition approval is 65%.
Both the American public and President-elect Joe Biden favor government action on the nation's pressing infrastructure problems.
Biden-Harris proposals to address the economy are generally in sync with American public opinion.
Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 55% and President Donald Trump by 42% of Americans.
President Trump's job approval rating dipped to 43% in the first reading after the election. U.S. satisfaction is also down, driven by a sharp drop among Republicans.
Two defeated incumbent presidents -- Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush -- saw significant increases in job approval during their lame-duck period. Jimmy Carter's ratings declined after he was defeated.