Gallop Poll: American’s View of America Improves under Trump

Gallop released a new poll that shows the views of Americans is improving. The poll states:

Average satisfaction across 27 issues is higher than when Trump took office

Gallop found:

President Donald Trump’s upbeat view of the nation’s economy, military strength, economic opportunity and overall quality of life will likely resonate with Americans when he delivers his State of the Union address to Congress next week. Most Americans say they are satisfied with each of these aspects of the country as 2020 begins. The majority also feel positively about the positions of women and gays in society.

Issues on Which Americans Are Broadly Satisfied at the Start of 2020

Ranked by “Net satisfied” (% satisfied minus % dissatisfied)
Satisfied Dissatisfied Net satisfied
% % pct. pts.
The overall quality of life 84 16 68
The nation’s military strength and preparedness 81 13 68
The opportunity for a person to get ahead by working hard 72 27 45
The nation’s security from terrorism 68 27 41
The state of the nation’s economy 68 29 39
The position of women in the nation 63 36 27
The influence of organized religion 59 38 21
The acceptance of gays and lesbians in the nation 56 40 16
GALLUP, JAN. 2-15, 2020

Issues where Americans are dissatisfied include:

  • The level of immigration into the country today
  • The amount Americans pay in federal taxes
  • The size and power of the federal government
  • The nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue
  • The quality of public education in the nation
  • The moral and ethical climate

Gallop reports:

Changes Since Trump Took Office

As Trump enters his re-election year, Americans are more positive on eight key issues than they were just before he took office in January 2017.

  • Gallup records double-digit increases in public satisfaction with the nation’s economy, security from terrorism, military strength and the state of race relations.
  • Satisfaction is also up by between six and nine points on crime, the position of blacks and other racial minorities, the distribution of income and wealth, and the opportunity for a person to get ahead through hard work.

Over the same period, Americans have grown slightly less satisfied on three issues: abortion (down 7 points), the level of immigration (-6) and the environment (-6).

Read the full Gallop report here.

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