Polling Matters

by Robert Bird and Frank Newport

White Americans became less racially resentful during the Obama years compared with the years before he took office. This change was evident among independents and Democrats, but not among Republicans.

by Frank Newport and Julie Ray

Gallup editors put President Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East and Europe in the context of public opinion in the U.S. and in the places he will be visiting.

by Robert Bird and Frank Newport

Republican workers living in Democratic areas are more likely than those living elsewhere to say their work is affected by politics.

by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's policy proposals and actions over his first 100 days in office have a mixed relationship to American public opinion.

by Frank Newport

The American public has little interest in building a wall along the southern U.S. border and rates it one of the least important things the president could do at this point.

by Ella Washington and Frank Newport

The majority of workers say their companies have communicated about diversity and inclusion issues since the November election.

by V. Lance Tarrance

A significant number of Democrats nationwide want changes to the Affordable Care Act, giving President Trump bargaining power as he proposes new healthcare legislation.

by Andrew Dugan and Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's recent executive order about the environment comes at a time when Americans have become more worried about the environment and less worried about energy.

by Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's job approval rating fell to 36% over the weekend after Republicans' failed effort Friday to repeal and replace Obamacare.

by Frank Newport

Highly religious Americans give Donald Trump higher job approval ratings than those who are not religious -- an expected pattern, given the relationship between religiosity and partisanship in politics today.

by Frank Newport and Alyssa Davis

Following expected patterns, President Trump's 31% approval rating among American Jews is 11 points lower than his approval rating overall.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Republicans with college degrees differ from those without degrees on some of the hard-line anti-illegal immigration measures President Trump is exploring.

by Robert Bird and Frank Newport

Household income and education are strong predictors of Americans' views of what social class they are in, although the terms "lower class" and "upper class" are infrequently used regardless of income or education.

by Frank Newport

President Trump faces a highly polarized nation, as did Obama and Bush before him. How he can most effectively deal with this divided nation remains his biggest challenge.

by Frank Newport and Andrew Dugan

Public opinion changed in significant ways over the course of Barack Obama's presidency on issues such as the economy, trust in government and race relations.

by Frank Newport

Several aspects of Donald Trump's broad themes as he takes over the presidency fit well with general trends in U.S. public opinion.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Time magazine's labeling of Donald Trump as president of the "Divided States of America" may summarize the election results, but it is not how the Trump vs. Clinton states view the issues.

by Frank Newport

President-elect Donald Trump faces the challenges of figuring out the proper role of government, making government work more efficiently and dealing with the people's overwhelming disrespect for Congress and its members.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Newly elected Vice President Mike Pence may be in line to expand the duties and power of the office of vice president.

by Frank Newport

Find out which of President-elect Trump's proposals are in sync with American public opinion, which are not and which fall in the middle.