Fifty-five percent of uninsured Americans in February said they plan to get health insurance rather than pay a fine, down modestly from last fall. The majority of those who intend to get insurance plan to use the exchanges.
Twenty-three percent of Americans feel the Affordable Care Act has hurt them or their families -- the highest figure Gallup has recorded for the question. Meanwhile, 10% say it has helped them, and 63% say it has had no effect.
Western-style democracy may not appeal to all Ukrainians, but the majority (74%) interviewed before the protests said democracy is important for development. Few at the time were satisfied with the way it was working in their country.
Fewer Americans reported eating healthily all day "yesterday" in 2013 than in the last five years. Lower-income Americans are more likely to report healthy eating than other income groups, but they eat produce less frequently.
After his first year in office, John Kerry has a 55% favorability rating from the American public. This is his highest rating as secretary of state, but is lower than four of his five predecessors' ratings at similar points in office.
Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index improved slightly in February to +21 from +19 in January. Government workers report improved hiring conditions at their workplaces, but private-sector workers remain the most positive.
Americans with children younger than 18 report spending more money per day, on average, than those without children and those with children who are now adults. Further, spending rises in households that have more underage children.
Mississippi had the highest rate of obesity in the U.S. in 2013, while Montana had the lowest. Those living in the 10 most obese states are more likely to report chronic diseases, while those living in the 10 least obese states are more likely to report healthy eating and regular exercise.
Michelle Obama maintains a 66% favorable rating, similar to her past ratings. Her average favorable rating so far is higher than Hillary Clinton's during her time as first lady, but lower than Laura Bush's.