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U.S. Satisfaction Surpasses 40% for First Time Since 2005

https://news.gallup.com/poll/283958/satisfaction-surpasses-first-time-2005.aspx

 

U.S. Satisfaction Surpasses 40% for First Time Since 2005
U.S. Satisfaction Surpasses 40% for First Time Since 2005
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 41% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going
  • Satisfaction was last 40% or higher in July 2005
  • 72% of Republicans are satisfied

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Forty-one percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., a level not seen in nearly 15 years.

 

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That is telling and as the Democrats do not have a strong candidate it will be hard for them to beat Trump...especially with their impeachment trial ...their witch hunt that is helping our President. 

 

Be happy and be thankful for the way our country has gone and is going!

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Would be interesting to see which groups of people are satisfied. Are lower income people satisfied? Are minority groups satisfied? Are Muslims satisfied?

How about the LBGTQ folks?

Or is this a middle to upper income white person survey?

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your last sentence says it all william!!!!!
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@williamb39198 

 

According to the poll conductor (Gallup)

Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Jan. 2-15, 2020, with a random sample of 1,014 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. All reported margins of sampling error include computed design effects for weighting.

 

Each sample of national adults includes a minimum quota of 70% cellphone respondents and 30% landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas by time zone within region. Landline and cellular telephone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods.

 

The link that Kidboy provided ( https://news.gallup.com/poll/283958/satisfaction-surpasses-first-time-2005.aspx ) in the initial post has a breakdown (pdf) if you want to follow the link on that page.

It is under " VIEW COMPLETE QUUESTION RESPONSES & TRENDS " .  In this area responses are broken down somewhat by GENDER, RACE, AGE, EDUCATION, PARTY ID AND IDEALOGY.

 

In their analysis of this data across the years, Gallup states "One reason satisfaction readings have been lower in recent years is that those who identify with the party that does not occupy the White House have been extremely reluctant to say they are satisfied with how things are going in the country. "

 

So it is like everything else, no matter what year - Party ID and Idealogy - play a big part in the answers people give.  They maybe doing GREAT and lovin' it but if their Party ID or Idealogy is different than who is in office, it makes them answer negatively.  AND vice versa - they maybe doing terrible and are very sad but if their Party ID and Idealogy is the same as who is in office at that time, they measure everything more positive.

 

Fascinating, aren't we as a people, as a nation?

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Well while people are covering this really important subject which could very well decide the future of our Country the real world still moves on. I hope all saw the news today where Trumps lackey is taking more power in the Justice Dept. in the DC area. They first report is the Govt. does not want Michael Flynn to serve jail time for the crimes he has pleaded guilty to. More should come out on this. This is a major reversal for the JD. It could be the first step of allowing all the Trump jail birds to go free. Yes the Dictator takes another step forwarded in gaining full power as Dictator as all are busy covering his impeachment trial, and major events like Satisfaction surveys. By the way check out the border and see what has happened there.  Look at the NY Southern Dist. and the Rudy helper, and how they are now limited by the JD. Yes Dictator Trump is still at work while most fail to notice due to the distractions by the Trump enablers. I bet Hitler is throwing a party tonight beside the fires of hell, and he has as his guests all who have joined him there since Trump took over the USA.

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Fascinating -

 

If anybody wants to see the details and historical numbers of this Gallup Satisfaction Poll, here they are -  According to Gallup it is a measure of the general mood of the country through a specific time.

Gallup: Satisfaction With The United States 

 

 

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GAIL WROTE _-If anybody wants to see the details and historical numbers of this Gallup Satisfaction Poll, here they are - According to Gallup it is a measure of the general mood of the country through a specific time.
Gallup: Satisfaction With The United States
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 Of course the republicans want to brag about NOTHING MUCH.   So they want to out-FOX people into believing that.   ..Saying it has happened and what  is really happening are two different things..   

 

IN THE USA we are  not at the top of our game, and not at the top of the world.    We should look at what other countries are doing that are outpacing us.  

 Fourth-quarter GDP rose only 2.1% and full-year 2019 posts slowest growth in three years at 2.3%

Millions of people would like a job — or a better job, with higher pay, more reliable hours, more generous benefits, and more humane working conditions.   The Fed ought to get out of the clouds and see that the economy is still failing for many Americans.  

The Fed might think that 3.8% unemployment is the “Mission Accomplished” signal.   Millions of people scrambling for dimes disagree when half the country is under-paid or under employed. o sum it up...  .Trump has been basically good to the ripoff party. Cut taxes for the rich. Rolled back Obama's regulatory laws ( for banks that caused our last recession). 
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@JANMB wrote:

GAIL WROTE _-If anybody wants to see the details and historical numbers of this Gallup Satisfaction Poll, here they are - According to Gallup it is a measure of the general mood of the country through a specific time.
Gallup: Satisfaction With The United States
***********************

 Of course the republicans want to brag about NOTHING MUCH.   So they want to out-FOX people into believing that.   ..Saying it has happened and what  is really happening are two different things..   

 

IN THE USA we are  not at the top of our game, and not at the top of the world.    We should look at what other countries are doing that are outpacing us.  

 Fourth-quarter GDP rose only 2.1% and full-year 2019 posts slowest growth in three years at 2.3%

Millions of people would like a job — or a better job, with higher pay, more reliable hours, more generous benefits, and more humane working conditions.   The Fed ought to get out of the clouds and see that the economy is still failing for many Americans.  

The Fed might think that 3.8% unemployment is the “Mission Accomplished” signal.   Millions of people scrambling for dimes disagree when half the country is under-paid or under employed. o sum it up...  .Trump has been basically good to the ripoff party. Cut taxes for the rich. Rolled back Obama's regulatory laws ( for banks that caused our last recession). 
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46% of American workers earn around $10.00 and some change per hour. Survey all of them and see how much "satisfaction" they have. What a bogus poll. 


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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I have become very leary of polls...they should be taken as and termed sampling's. Realistically, how can a poll of a 1,000+, really represent a million people...and how many of those polled

may have lied because they were too embarrassed to admit what they really believe, or who they really support. 
Just my belief. 

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and the majority or about 59% do not! Thanks.
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@Tom5678 wrote:
and the majority or about 59% do not! Thanks.

While that is true - like Kidboy said - the 41% Satisfaction is the highest it has been since 2005.

 

check out the link

https://news.gallup.com/poll/1669/general-mood-country.aspx 

 

Line graph. 1979-2020 trend: Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.?

 

It shows this type data all the way back to February 1979

 

Screenshot_2020-01-30 Satisfaction With the United States.png

 

We seemed to have been much more SATISFIED at other times during this 40 year + period.  Late 80's, late 90", early 2000's - but since mid-2005, the Satisfaction rate has not gone above 41%.

 

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