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Americans downgraded their "social class" after the Great Recession, and that assessment still hasn't recovered.

As India votes in the world's biggest-ever democratic election, Gallup data show that economic optimism and confidence in the government, institutions and infrastructure remain high.

Americans continue to rank real estate as the best long-term investment, while stocks have gained in attractiveness and gold has waned.

Nearly seven in 10 Americans expect home prices to rise in their local area over the next year. Three-quarters think it is a bad time to buy a house.

Residents of the Greater Washington, D.C., region give affordable housing the worst ratings when asked about a list of local resources. A majority are now concerned about being able to pay rent or mortgage costs, up from 2020.

Americans continue to lack confidence in key leaders' ability to do the right thing for the economy.

Americans say inflation is the most important financial problem for their family as they continue to give subdued ratings of their personal finances.

Americans' economic evaluations worsened in April, the first time that has occurred since October, with Gallup's Economic Confidence Index Score falling to -29.

Joe Biden's 38.7% average job approval rating during his 13th quarter in office is essentially unchanged from the previous quarter and is the lowest for any president's 13th quarter historically.

Owner-employers in the U.S. outshine peers in income, wealth, life satisfaction and work engagement, showcasing superior wellbeing and success.

With a general election on the horizon, Britons are less satisfied than the rest of Western Europe with how their local communities are functioning.

Inflation and immigration rank among Americans' top issue concerns for the country when asked about national problems in March.

Americans' economic confidence in March remains higher than it was in late 2023.

Biden's job approval rating is 40%, while ratings of his handling of the economy, foreign affairs and the Middle East situation are below his overall approval.

The Gallup Center on Black Voices finds majorities of Black and Hispanic women under 60 would be interested in starting a business if they had the resources.

Biden's overall job rating has slipped to 38%, and his ratings on immigration, the Israel-Hamas situation, foreign affairs and the economy are even lower.

Regional spillover from the war between Hamas and Israel may test Iraqis' newfound confidence in their political and national institutions.

Americans are the least satisfied with their personal lives than they have been since 2011, but some subgroups are faring better than others.

Americans remain largely negative about the state of the economy and inflation, but their economic confidence is the highest it has been in two years.

If the war between Israel and Hamas spills into Lebanon, it could further destabilize a country still struggling from years of economic and political crises.