Obama Job Approval Tops Economy, Foreign Affairs Ratings
President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling the economy (35%) and foreign affairs (36%) are both significantly lower than his overall job approval rating, which has been the case throughout his second term.

Black Americans have consistently held more negative views of the police than whites, providing context for understanding the continuing protests resulting from the controversial death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The majority of Americans think local agencies should be the chief influencers over what is taught in public schools.

Americans' Satisfaction With Job Security at New High
Fifty-eight percent of American workers say they are completely satisfied with their job security. This is a new high, indicating a rebound from the recession and its aftermath. Satisfaction increased for 10 of the 13 job aspects Gallup asked about.

Gallup Business Journal

What the American Consumer Is Thinking
The economic downturn left lasting financial and emotional scars. But a recent Gallup study finds signs that consumer attitudes are starting to improve.

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U.S. investors -- adults with $10,000 or more in investments -- are more likely to have a dedicated financial adviser (44%) than to use a financial website for getting advice on investing or planning for their retirement (20%).

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Interactive Features

Politics

Gallup Review: Black and White Attitudes Toward Police

Black Americans have consistently held more negative views of the police than whites, providing context for understanding the continuing protests resulting from the controversial death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Americans Wary of Federal Influence on Public Schools

The majority of Americans think local agencies should be the chief influencers over what is taught in public schools.

Economy

U.S. Economic Confidence Stable at -16 in Mid-August

In the U.S., Gallup's Economic Confidence Index remained stable at -16 after reading -17 the week prior. Americans were slightly more optimistic about current economic conditions than they were the previous week.

Fewer Workers in the U.S. Are Worried About Job Setbacks

Fewer Americans employed full or part time are worried about their job security or compensation than has been true since the financial collapse of late 2008. Their concerns are still higher now than before the collapse.

Well-Being

Americans Serving Their Communities Gain Well-Being Edge

Americans who have received recognition for helping to improve their communities in the last year have higher overall well-being and are less likely to report experiencing stress and worry than those who haven't received such recognition.

LGBT Population in U.S. Significantly Less Religious

Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are significantly less religious than other Americans, a difference that is evident in religious service attendance, importance of religion, and religious identification.

World

Africans Weigh Cost, Benefits of Secondary Education

Most Africans across 31 countries say secondary schools in their area prepare people for work (60%), but half (52%) say such schools are too expensive. The balance between perceived cost and benefits varies widely by country.

Europeans Give Banks Little Credit

One in 10 Cypriots and Spaniards expressed confidence in their country's financial institutions in 2013 -- the lowest trust levels worldwide.

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