Feb 13-19, 2017
Gallup Good Jobs 44.1% -0.3
Underemployed 14.4% -
Unemployed 5.9% -0.1
Job Creation Index 34 -1
Economic Confidence Index 7 -
Consumer Spending $90 -16
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If people with ideas move from consumers to "builders," economies globally can reverse negative economic trends.

A 1972 Gallup poll found football eclipsing baseball for the first time as Americans' favorite sport to watch.

Seeking meaningful and productive lives, "builders" in cities throughout the world could revitalize stagnant economies.

Stagnant economies around the world could be revived by a new class of entrepreneurs, or -- more broadly -- of "builders."

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.