Country Well-Being Varies Greatly Worldwide
Thriving levels in different elements of well-being varied worldwide in 2013. Panamanians have the highest levels, while Syrians and Afghans have the lowest. Regionally, residents of sub-Saharan Africa are least likely to be thriving.

In the U.S., Hispanics and Asians are less likely to report having a personal doctor compared with other racial and ethnic groups, even though Asians are among the most likely to say that they have health insurance.

Less than one-quarter of Americans (22%) say there is too little government regulation of business and industry, while about half (49%) say there is too much. These attitudes have been consistent over the past five years.

Trust in Federal Gov't on International Issues at New Low
Americans' trust in the federal government to handle both domestic and international problems are at new lows. Trust in dealing with international matters is down 23 percentage points since 2012.

Gallup Business Journal

Entrepreneurs With High Determination Don't Give Up
Delays and obstructions don't deter them. These business builders' tenacity and persistence help them recover from setbacks and failures.

EDITORS' PICK

Although fears about the eurozone's collapse are receding, most residents in bailout countries still do not put much faith in their financial institutions. So far, trust is returning only in Ireland.

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Sep 12-14, 2014 – Updates daily at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-day change

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Politics

Americans' Trust in Executive, Legislative Branches Down

Americans' trust in each of the three branches of the federal government is at or near historical lows in Gallup's trends. Trust in the executive and legislative branches shows notable declines this year.

No Change in U.S. Mood: 23% Satisfied, 76% Not

For the 10th straight month, roughly a quarter of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, while 76% are dissatisfied. Close to half -- 48% -- are very dissatisfied, up from 42% in January.

Economy

Since 9/11, Fewer Americans Say Terrorism Top Problem

Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, 4% of Americans mention terrorism as the No. 1 problem facing the U.S. This is up slightly from the 1% average so far in 2014, but lower than at other times since 9/11.

Confidence in Banks Slow to Return in Bailout Countries

Although fears about the eurozone's collapse are receding, most residents in bailout countries still do not put much faith in their financial institutions. So far, trust is returning only in Ireland.

Well-Being

In U.S., LGBT More Likely Than Non-LGBT to Be Uninsured

In the U.S., LGBT adults are more likely than non-LGBT adults to be uninsured. LGBT adults are also more likely to lack a personal doctor and to report being unable to afford healthcare costs in the last year.

North Dakota: Legendary Among States

North Dakota is the runaway leader among the states in how its residents score their lives and their state on 50 different dimensions. Several leading North Dakota officials offer their insights on why North Dakotans are so content.

World

Confidence in Banks Slow to Return in Bailout Countries

Although fears about the eurozone's collapse are receding, most residents in bailout countries still do not put much faith in their financial institutions. So far, trust is returning only in Ireland.

Nearly 3 in 10 Worldwide See Their Areas as Good for Gays

Nearly three in 10 adults (28%) in 123 countries in 2013 say their city or area is a "good place" for gay or lesbian people to live, but attitudes range from a high of 83% in the Netherlands to a low of 1% in Pakistan and Senegal.

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