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

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.

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%).

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.

Uninsured Rate Drops More in States Embracing Health Law
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.

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Interactive Features

Politics

More Than Half of Americans Say Federal Taxes Too High

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.

Parents Lean in Favor of Common Core, but Many Unaware

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.

Economy

New York State Most Worried About Tax Burden, Wyoming Least Worried

Nearly eight out of 10 New Yorkers are worried about their state tax burden, says Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport in his analysis of Americans' perceptions of taxes.

Americans' Trust in Online Higher Ed Rising

Americans' trust in the quality of online colleges and universities is rising, with 37% of U.S. adults now agreeing or strongly agreeing that these institutions offer high-quality education, up from 30% in 2011.

Well-Being

Higher Fines Compel Uninsured Americans to Sign Up

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

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.

World

U.S. Tops Other Global Leaders in Approval

The leadership of the U.S. received higher approval ratings worldwide in 2013 than the leadership of Germany, the European Union, China, and Russia.

Global Image of U.S. Leadership Rebounds

After hitting a low point at the end of President Barack Obama's first term, U.S. leadership ratings worldwide rallied in 2013 as he began his second.

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