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On Economy, Americans Less Confident in Federal Leaders

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00pm
Less than half of Americans (42%) have confidence in President Barack Obama on the economy -- the lowest figure Gallup has on record for Obama. New lows were also found for Democratic (35%) and Republican leaders in Congress (24%).

Americans Sold on Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:00am
Americans now say real estate is the best choice for long-term investments over gold and stocks. Lower-income Americans, however, still favor gold. Younger Americans are divided on what is the best option.

Newly Insured in 2014 Represent About 4% of U.S. Adults

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:30pm
Four percent of Americans are newly insured this year. About half of this group obtained their new health insurance through a health exchange, and half got it using some other mechanism.

Higher Fines Compel Uninsured Americans to Sign Up

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:30am
More uninsured adults would be willing to sign up for health insurance as penalty fines increase. However, this effect differs depending on the amount of the fine.

Uninsured Rate Drops More in States Embracing Health Law

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:00am
The uninsured rate in states that have chosen to expand Medicaid and set up their own marketplace exchanges based on the 2010 healthcare law has declined by three times as much as the rate in states that have not.

McAllen, Texas, Residents Least Likely to Feel Safe

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:00pm
Residents of the McAllen, Texas, area felt the least safe walking alone at night (48.5%), in 2012-2013. Residents of the community were also the least likely to say they did not struggle to pay for housing in the last 12 months (75.5%).

U.S. Economic Confidence Steady at -16

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:30am
Economic confidence is largely stable at -16 for the week ending April 13, compared with -15 the prior week. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index has ranged narrowly between -13 and -20 this year.

As Taxes Rise, Half in U.S. Say Middle-Income Pay Too Much

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:30pm
As taxes increase for some Americans, nearly half in the U.S. say middle-income Americans pay too much in taxes, an increase from last year. Meanwhile, 23% say lower-income people pay too little, a near-record high.

More Than Half of Americans Say Federal Taxes Too High

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:00am
A majority of Americans, 52%, say the amount of federal income taxes they have to pay is too high, the highest reading since 2008. Furthermore, the percentage who say their taxes are fair is the lowest since 2001.

Corruption Concerns All Generations of Indian Voters

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:00am
Corruption is a major issue in India's ongoing election, with 75% of Indian adults saying it is widespread in their government. This issue crosses generations, indicating India's bulging young population has the same concerns as its elders.

Gallup Week-in-Review

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:00am
Read about the state of education in the U.S., Americans' perceptions of taxes in their state, global approval of U.S. leadership, and more in this week's review.

Parents Lean in Favor of Common Core, but Many Unaware

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:00pm
About a third of public school parents (35%) have a positive impression of the Common Core education standards and 28% have a negative impression. Thirty-seven percent have not heard of Common Core or don't know enough to say.

Americans Remain Negative Toward Healthcare Law

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00pm
Americans remain more negative than positive toward the Affordable Care Act on various measures, including 43% approval and 54% disapproval of the law itself. A clear majority (64%) say the law has not directly affected them.

City Satisfaction Highest in Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:00am
Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo., and San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Calif., residents are most satisfied with their cities, while Rockford, Ill., and Stockton, Calif., residents are least. Those in areas with low satisfaction are less optimistic that the area is improving.

U.S. Tops Other Global Leaders in Approval

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:00am
The leadership of the U.S. received higher approval ratings worldwide in 2013 than the leadership of Germany, the European Union, China, and Russia.