Gallup Week-in-Review
Read what Americans think about taxes, their views on the best long-term investment option, how Indians feel about their government, and more in this week's review.

Four in 10 U.S. workers say they could go no more than a month before experiencing financial hardship if they lost their job. However, relatively few workers, 16%, think it is likely they would lose their job.

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%).

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.

Americans Sold on Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment
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.

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Interactive Features

Politics

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

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

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.

Economy

On Economy, Americans Less Confident in Federal Leaders

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

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.

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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