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The 43% of Americans who say it is a good time to find a quality job is generally in sync with what would be expected, based on current U.S. unemployment rates hovering near 5%.

by Michael Smith and Frank Newport

Find out where Americans stand on four key issues that were on the ballot in several states: marijuana legalization, the death penalty, gun control and increasing the minimum wage.

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy soared after the election, mostly because Republicans became much less negative about the economy's outlook.