Since January of 2017, American satisfaction with the economy jumped 22 percen–from 46 percent to 68 percent. Those satisfied with race relations jumped 14 percent, from 22 percent to 36 percent. When it comes to terrorism and national security, Americans’ satisfaction jumped 18 points, from 50 to 68 percent. Those content with the nation’s military strength and preparedness went from 66 percent to 81 percent–a 15 point increase.
“Satisfaction is also up by between six and nine points on crime, the position of blacks and other racial minorities, the distribution of income and wealth, and the opportunity for a person to get ahead through hard work,” writes Gallup.
As Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner points out, the overall satisfaction rate for the country is at a 15-year high.
“Americans’ average satisfaction rating for the 27 issues Gallup has tracked consistently since 2001 is now 47%. This is up three points from a year ago and is the highest since the January 2005 poll,” writes the polling company.
For Paul Bedard’s analysis, click HERE.
For the Gallup survey, click HERE.