Gallup: Satisfaction among Americans surpasses 40% for first time since 2005

A new Gallup study found that 41% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going, a level not seen in 15 years.

This is the fist time since July of 2005 where Americans satisfaction reached at least 40%.


In July of 2005, George W. Bush had just began his second term. Gallup reports, “The Iraq War was ongoing, but some of the challenging events that plagued Bush in his second term — Hurricane Katrina, consistent majority opposition to the Iraq War, high gas prices and the economic recession — had yet to occur.”

Gallup then credits 2020’s high satisfaction numbers among Americans to the booming economy, pointing out that Americans evaluations of the U.S. economy are the best in two decades. Under President Trump, the United States economy has broke more than 100 stock market records since taking office, and unemployment reached its lowest point in 50 years in October 2019.

Gallup is crediting “heightened Republican satisfaction” to overall satisfaction among Americans reaching 41%.

The full Gallup study can be read here.

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