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Poll: Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Highest Since 2005

Gallup has been measuring Americans' satisfaction with the direction of their country for years. In 2018, satisfaction is higher than it has been since 2005.

By NTK Staff | 06.18.2018 @9:30am
Poll: Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Highest Since 2005

More Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country than at any point since 2005, according to a new poll from Gallup.

Gallup’s Jim Norman wrote:

Thirty-eight percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States today, similar to last month’s 37% satisfaction rate but marking the numerical high since a 39% reading in September 2005.

The satisfaction rate, which Gallup has measured at least monthly since 2001, has now topped 35% three times this year — a level reached only three times in the previous 12 years (once each in 2006, 2009 and 2016).

Unsurprisingly, an American’s party affiliation determines, in large part, whether they are satisfied or not. While there are not major gaps between city-dwellers and rural residents or between the young and old, there is a major gap between Republicans and Democrats on the question of satisfaction.

In May/June, 68 percent of Republicans said they are satisifed with the direction of the country. Only 13 percent of Democrats said the same, an astonishing 55-point gap. Independents were satisfied at a rate of 36 percent.

The overall satisfaction rate may also be closely tied to the president’s approval rating. About 37 percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, while 42 percent on average approve of President Donald Trump.

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