Satisfaction with the way the U.S. functions is at its lowest level since Gallup began the assessment two decades ago.
Measured by seven key aspects, satisfaction among Americans plummeted to 39% at the start of 2021.
That compares with 53% one year ago: the highest in more than a decade.
One year ago, Trump was president, the economy was considered a roaring success, and the Covid-19 pandemic had not yet taken its full hold.
The following is from Gallup. Read more here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' satisfaction with seven broad aspects of the way the country functions is collectively at its lowest in two decades of Gallup measurement. This includes satisfaction with the overall quality of life in the U.S., assessments of government, corporate and religious influence, and perceptions of the economic and moral climates.
The average percentage satisfied with these seven dimensions has plunged to 39% at the start of 2021. That compares with 53% a year ago, the highest average in more than a decade amid strong economic confidence and before the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the U.S.