Tag Archives: Gallup

Gallup: 53% Say They Wouldn’t Vote For A Socialist

Gallup Polling reports: More than nine in 10 Americans say they would vote for a presidential candidate nominated by their party who happened to be black, Catholic, Hispanic, Jewish or a woman. Such willingness drops to eight in 10 for candidates who are evangelical Christians or are gays or lesbians. Between six and seven in 10 would vote for someone …

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GALLUP: Obama, Trump Tied As Most Admired Man

Just in from Gallup Polling: Barack Obama and Donald Trump are tied this year as the most admired man. It is Obama’s 12th time in the top spot versus the first for Trump. Michelle Obama is the most admired woman for the second year in a row. Each year since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name, in an open-ended …

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Gallup On Trump: Approval 45%, Impeachment 46%

New survey out this morning from Gallup Polling: President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has inched up again and is now at 45%. The president’s ratings have increased six percentage points since the House of Representatives opened an impeachment inquiry against him in the fall. Trump’s latest job rating is on the high end of the relatively tight range of …

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Only 64% Of Americans “Convinced” That God Exists

The Christian Post reports: While nearly 80 percent of Americans were “convinced” just over a decade ago that God exists, only 64 percent of Americans today are so strongly persuaded in their belief in God, a new analysis from Gallup says. Citing responses the question of belief in God asked in three different ways in recent years, Gallup found that …

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Gallup Poll: 52% Say Trump Should Be Shitcanned

Just in from Gallup Polling: Public opinion on whether Trump should be impeached remains mixed, but Americans now lean slightly more in favor of impeachment and removal from office compared with where they stood in June. Currently, 52% say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, while 46% say he should not be. This is roughly the opposite of …

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GALLUP: 40% Of Americans Identify As Creationists

Just in from Gallup Polls: Forty percent of U.S. adults ascribe to a strictly creationist view of human origins, believing that God created them in their present form within roughly the past 10,000 years. However, more Americans continue to think that humans evolved over millions of years — either with God’s guidance (33%) or, increasingly, without God’s involvement at all …

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GALLUP: Pride In Being American Hits Record Low

Just in from Gallup Polling: As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, their pride in the U.S. has hit its lowest point since Gallup’s first measurement in 2001. While 70% of U.S. adults overall say they are proud to be Americans, this includes fewer than half (45%) who are “extremely” proud, marking the second consecutive year that …

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Gallup: Slim Majority Back New Civil Rights For LGBTs

Just in from Gallup Polling: A slight majority of Americans (53%) say that new civil rights laws are needed to reduce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This comes one month after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing and other settings. Gallup found similar support for …

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Study: Church Membership Plummets 20 Points To 50%

The Associated Press reports: The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Among major demographic groups, the biggest drops were recorded among Democrats and Hispanics. Gallup said church membership was …

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STUDY: 4.5% Of Adult Americans Identify As LGBT

Reuters reports: An estimated 4.5 percent of U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and they tend to be younger and poorer than the population at large, according to an analysis of polling data released on Tuesday. The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law examined previously released results from the Gallup Daily Tracking survey and went …

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Poll: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals In Most States

Gallup reports: The residents of most U.S. states are more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal in their political ideology. In 25 states, the conservative advantage is significantly greater than the national average, including 19 “highly conservative” states in which conservatives outnumber liberals by at least 20 percentage points. Meanwhile, in six states, there are more liberals than …

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POLL: Record Number Of Americans Want To Emigrate

Gallup reports: While Donald Trump has spent much of his presidency focused on the number of people who want to get into the U.S., since he took office, record numbers of Americans have wanted to get out. Though relatively average by global standards, the 16% of Americans overall who said in 2017 and again in 2018 that they would like …

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Michelle O. Ends Hillary’s 17-Year “Most Admired” Run

Gallup reports: For the first time in 17 years, a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. Former first lady Michelle Obama, who finished second to Clinton three times and is currently touring to promote her recently released autobiography, won by a significant margin this year. Oprah Winfrey was second, with …

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Trump’s Approval Rating Sags After Week Of Terrorism

The Hill reports: President Trump’s approval rating dropped 4 points last week, essentially erasing the gains he made in Gallup polling during the previous four weeks. The Gallup weekly approval rating tracker showed that Trump’s approval rating dipped to 40 percent for the week ending on Sunday. Fifty-four percent of Americans now disapprove of the president’s job performance, according to …

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Trump Lies About Gallup Favorability Poll

The Hill reports: President Trump early Tuesday touted a Gallup poll showing more Americans now have a favorable view of the Republican Party than the Democratic Party. Gallup’s poll, however, showed 45 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the GOP compared to 44 percent who have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, a difference of only 1 …

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Gallup Poll: Pride In Being American Hits Record Low

Gallup reports: This Fourth of July marks a low point in U.S. patriotism. For the first time in Gallup’s 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are “extremely proud.” Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down from 51% in 2017 and well below the peak of 70% in 2003. …

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Increase: 4.5% Of Americans Now Identify As LGBT

Gallup reports: The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.5% in 2017, up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012 when Gallup began tracking the measure. The latest estimate is based on over 340,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup’s daily tracking in 2017. The expansion in the number of Americans …

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Gallup: Catholic Church Attendance In “Steep Decline”

Gallup reports: From 2014 to 2017, an average of 39% of Catholics reported attending church in the past seven days. This is down from an average of 45% from 2005 to 2008 and represents a steep decline from 75% in 1955. By contrast, the 45% of Protestants who reported attending church weekly from 2014 to 2017 is essentially unchanged from …

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Obama And Hillary Top 2017 Most-Admired List

Stand by for a screaming orange meltdown. Gallup reports: Americans once again are most likely to name Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most, as they have for the past 10 years. The pair retain their titles this year, although by much narrower margins than in the past. Obama …

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POLL: Record-High Support For Legal Marijuana

Gallup reports: Americans continue to warm to legalizing marijuana, with 64% now saying its use should be made legal. This is the highest level of public support Gallup has found for the proposal in nearly a half-century of measurement. The trajectory of Americans’ views on marijuana is similar to that of their views on same-sex marriage over the past couple …

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