America Ranks 36th in Feeling Free to Choose What to Do With Your Life

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 3:35 pm

Without a basic sense of economic security most people are effectively deprived of options. When it comes to addressing the “freedom from want,” America still trails behind much of the world.


It’s Not Just Congress: Americans Also Losing Confidence in Presidency and Supreme Court

By: Monday June 30, 2014 7:43 am

Confidence in Congress is at a new low, but so is confidence in the Supreme Court. I find that latter number very interesting because the Supreme Court is the branch most dependent of the confidence of the American people.

Poll: Immigration Seen as a Good Thing We Want Less of

By: Friday June 27, 2014 8:02 am

Congress often gets blamed for its incoherent actions, but sometimes this is because they are reflecting the often incoherent will of the public.

Obama’s Dismal Job Approval Rating on Immigration Policy

By: Friday June 20, 2014 7:47 am

When it comes to President Obama’s handling of immigration policy almost no one in the country is happy. By a greater than two-to-one margin Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance on this issue according to Gallup.

Congressional Approval on Track to Be Lowest for Any Midterm in 40 Years

By: Monday June 16, 2014 10:55 am

Americans rarely have a high opinion of Congress, but currently its support for the body has been at record lows. Unless there is some dramatic change in the next few months this election could feature the lowest Congressional approval ratings of any midterm election in the past 40 years.

Gallup: Health Care Law Still Unpopular

By: Friday May 30, 2014 5:03 pm

If millions of people buying insurance on the exchanges didn’t have a noticeable impact on opinions about the law, it is unlikely approval of it will change significantly anytime in the near future.

Americans are Becoming Less Socially Conservative

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 7:52 am

While on average more Americans still identify as “conservative” than “liberal,” on economic and social issues the margin has been steadily shrinking over the past few years. According to Gallup 34 percent of Americans identify themselves as socially conservative while 30 say they are liberal on social issues. This is the smallest gap since Gallup started asking this question

Support for Marriage Equality Reaches New High But Republicans Still Oppose It

By: Wednesday May 21, 2014 8:44 am

Support for same-sex marriage continues to steadily grow. According to Gallup, support has reached a new high with 55 percent of Americans now in favor same-sex marriage.

Republicans Hold Edge on Top Issues

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 3:19 pm

The most important issues for Americans right now are the economy, the deficit and taxes. On all three the Republicans hold an advantage over Democrats according to Gallup.

Voters Really Dislike Most People in Congress

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 1:15 pm

At some point we need to start acknowledging that the problem is less the individual people currently in Congress and more about how badly the current election rules are rigged.

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