Poll: Increase in Americans satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.


A new Gallup poll released today shows an increase in the number of Americans who are satisfied with the way things are going in the nation.

In fact, the numbers haven’t been this high since just before the 2016 presidential election, according to Gallup.

To find a higher number, you would have to go back to the same poll in September 2005, when 39 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with the way things were going in the country.

In the latest survey, conducted at the start of May, Gallup asked, “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?”

A total of 37 percent of Americans said they were satisfied, up from 29 percent in April.

According to Gallup, “The rise in satisfaction this past month has been attributable to a large increase among independents (from 26 percent to 35 percent) and a smaller increase among Republicans (from 57 percent to 63 percent). Meanwhile, 14 percent of Democrats are satisfied, essentially unchanged from 13 percent readings the past three months, and similar to the 12 percent average for that group since Trump became president.”

You can read the full report on the monthly survey here.

You can also download and view the survey methodology, complete question responses and trends here.

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