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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.
Majority Remains Satisfied With Acceptance of Gays in U.S.
A majority of Americans remain satisfied with the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the U.S., but 23% are dissatisfied because they seek more acceptance.
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 With Military, Security and Economy Rises
Americans are more satisfied with the nation's military, security and economy than they were a year ago, but they are less satisfied with the environment, healthcare and the role of the U.S.
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 Not Convinced U.S. Needs to Spend More on Defense
The majority of Americans say the U.S. is spending about the right amount or too much on defense. A majority also say U.S. military strength is about right or stronger than it needs to be.