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Unions are at a high ebb of support and perceived future power in the U.S. Much of this reflects image gains made gradually over more than a decade.
Majorities of Americans predict negative outcomes in 2023 for a host of economic, political, societal and international issues.
Twelve percent of U.S. workers belong to a labor union, according to aggregated data from Gallup's 2021-2022 Work and Education surveys.
Seventy-one percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Although similar to last year's 68%, approval is up from 64% before the pandemic.
Recent union organizing activity is occurring in an environment in which two-thirds of Americans approve of labor unions in concept, but less than 10% of Americans are union members.
Two-thirds of Americans approve of labor unions, marking the highest reading since 1965. Union membership among U.S. adults is steady, at 9%.