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Are you better off? What the polls say.

Sep 6, 2012
In 1980, President Ronald Reagan famously asked Americans if they thought they were better off than they were four years ago. Gallup asked that same question this year and editor-in-chief Frank Newport discusses the results.
Posted In: 2012 election

Most Americans feel satisfied with their jobs

Sep 6, 2012
Gallup's latest polls reveal only 1 in 10 Americans say that they are dissatisfied with their jobs. It's a major jump from the results from two decades ago.
Posted In: Jobs

Americans split on who they think will win the election

Aug 30, 2012
Do the Republican and Democratic conventions have an impact on Election Day?
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, conventions

Americans weigh in on education

Aug 30, 2012
So far, the Republican National Convention keynote speeches have focused on jobs and the deficit. Something a little more surprising, maybe, has been the emphasis on teachers and schools.
Posted In: teachers, Education, Gallup

Americans struggle to feed their families

Aug 23, 2012
New data from Gallup shows that 25 percent of Mississippi residents have struggled to feed their families at some point over the last 12 months. On average, 18 percent of respondents in the U.S. say they've lacked money for food at least once recently.
Posted In: Food, poverty, Economy, drought

How Americans rank industries' reputations

Aug 23, 2012
Which industries do well in public opinion polls? Computers get mostly positive marks, as do retail and anything having to do with food. The federal government and oil and gas, not so much.
Posted In: Gallup, computers, Oil, federal government

Americans still feel gloomy about the economy

Aug 23, 2012
The latest data on unemployment claims put them near their lowest levels since the start of the financial crisis. Hiring is slowly ticking up. So why aren't Americans feeling better about the economy?
Posted In: Gallup, unemployed, benefits

How Americans view the deficit

Aug 15, 2012
Has the attitude about debt and the deficit changed over time?
Posted In: deficit-cutting, women, debt

Consumer confidence varies from state to state

Aug 15, 2012
Our latest reporting on U.S. consumer confidence says it jumped up last month. But what does that mean where you live?
Posted In: consumer confidence, Washington D.C.

Do Americans' concerns match up with Paul Ryan's?

Aug 14, 2012
Paul Ryan is the GOP's momentum changer -- or so they hope. But is he in tune with what Americans are concerned about in this election?
Posted In: Paul Ryan, 2012 election

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About this collection

Despite some bright spots in the housing market, many Americans are struggling with depressed home values, underwater mortgages, and foreclosure. In this interactive Map, we explore the housing situation state by state. Hover over each state to see the data and sort and compare it in the grid below. Research and reporting by Ryan Faughnder