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How Americans think about the economy and their lives

Jan 31, 2013
When asked about how the economy directly impacts their lives, most Americans give the obvious answers -- and a couple of surprises too.
Posted In: Economy, health care, energy bills, debt ceiling

Where do Americans want to go on vacation?

Jan 10, 2013
Hawaii, Australia and Italy top the list of America's dream destinations.
Posted In: vacation, Gallup

Republicans and Democrats diverge on economic outlook

Jan 10, 2013
How confident are you about our economic future? A survey from the polling firm Gallup finds the answer may have more to do with politics than economics.
Posted In: Gallup, Republicans, Democrats, Economy

Poll: Majority of Americans see economic difficulty ahead for 2013

Jan 3, 2013
When asked if the next year will be one of prosperity or difficulty, 65 percent of those surveyed see difficulty in their future.
Posted In: employment, Gallup, Economy

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama voted most admired in 2012

Jan 3, 2013
As you look back at 2012, who did you most admire? Was it an Olympian? A musician? A business leader?
Posted In: Barack Obama, hillary clinton, Gallup

How Americans feel about the fiscal cliff

Dec 27, 2012
The President is back in Washington today to deal with the Fiscal Cliff. A long-term deal is unlikely at this late date. Now the hope is lawmakers can find a stopgap solution to prevent higher taxes and big spending cuts.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

Americans' support for stricter gun laws still on the decline

Dec 20, 2012
In the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the debate around tighter gun control quickly became a national conversation.
Posted In: guns, gun control

How do Americans feel about 'right-to-work'?

Dec 13, 2012
The news of Michigan's 'right-to-work' law has reignited the debate about the role of unions in our country today, so how is the issue playing with the American public?
Posted In: unions, Michigan, right to work, Rick Snyder

On fiscal cliff, Americans say leave me out of this

Dec 6, 2012
With just about three weeks left until Congress runs up against its fiscal cliff deadline, how is the public viewing the debate?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Obama

Americans start to see light in economy

Nov 29, 2012
Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, consumer confidence

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