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Polling Matters

by Frank Newport and Robert Bird

While many Americans see abortion as morally wrong, significantly fewer say it should be totally illegal.

by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's job approval rating, currently at 39%, has not changed materially over the past four months and remains highly polarized.

by Frank Newport

Americans may be as focused at this point on how their elected representatives are going about the process of passing a new health law as they are on the legislation itself.

by V. Lance Tarrance

While skeptics have a point in doubting tax reform can happen this year, the president, and now Paul Ryan, insist it will. Public support for middle-class tax relief, particularly from the GOP rank and file, works in reform's favor.

by Frank Newport

President Trump's budget proposal calls for trillions of dollars in government cuts, but Americans' real priority is for Congress first to fix the way it operates and then to debate government funding.

by Frank Newport

Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement pits climate change concerns against concerns about jobs and the economy. Americans have deep interest in issues on both sides and will probably react along partisan lines.

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.