USA

Despite reservations about some specific spending cuts, the majority of Americans in 1981 endorsed Ronald Reagan's budget cutting plans and approved of his handling of the economy as he sought to remake the federal budget.

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.

City governments battling everything from falling revenues to rising citizen demands should view every employee as a key to success.