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Gallup Vault: Issue of Gays in Military Split Americans in 1993

In 1993, Americans had a mixed response to easing restrictions on gays serving in the military, and both sides felt strongly about their view.

Satisfaction With Acceptance of Gays in U.S. at New High

A new high of 60% of Americans say they are satisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the U.S. -- up from 53% in 2014 and 2015. Majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents are satisfied.

U.S. Satisfaction: Quality of Life First, Race Relations Last

Of 28 aspects of U.S. society, Americans are most satisfied with the quality of life and least satisfied with race relations and anti-poverty efforts.

Majority in U.S. Now Dissatisfied With Security From Terrorism

Americans' satisfaction with the nation's security from terrorism fell significantly for the second year in a row. It is now at 43%, versus 59% last year and 69% in 2014. Satisfaction with U.S. military strength also dropped.

Americans See Russia Less Negatively, as Less of a Threat

Americans view Russia slightly more favorably now than they did in 2015, yet these favorability ratings are still half as high as they were a decade ago. U.S. adults also are less likely to see Russia as a critical threat to the U.S.

U.S. Mood on Economy Up, Race Relations Sharply Down

Americans' satisfaction with the nation's economy is up since last January, while they are less content with the nation's security from terrorism and with race relations.

Americans' Satisfaction With Economy Sours Most Since 2001

More Americans today are satisfied with where the nation stands on acceptance of gays and lesbians, federal taxes, and healthcare availability than were satisfied in 2001. But Americans' satisfaction with the economy has declined.

Americans Assess Progress Under Obama

Americans say the U.S. gained ground over the past eight years on four out of 19 policy issues, while it lost ground on 14 and held steady on one.

Nigeriens Remain Confident in Institutions Amid Conflict

Confidence in Niger's government and military remains strong amid extremist violence. Yet, President Mahamadou Issoufou's approval rating has declined significantly.

Majority in U.S. Now Say Gays and Lesbians Born, Not Made

For the first time, a majority of Americans say same-sex orientation is something people are born with, rather than something primarily determined by upbringing or environment. A new high of 63% say same-sex relations are morally OK.
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