The following is an excerpt from Gallup News.
It seems like we’ve been saying this every year since 2020, but this year felt different.
From a public opinion standpoint, it’s been one with several important historical highs and lows, as well as other concerning findings on how Americans foresee their future and assess their present condition.
So here it is: our much-anticipated, most momentous shifts in public opinion in the U.S. this year:
- Confidence in U.S. Institutions Down; Average at New Low
- Record-Low 38% Extremely Proud to Be American
- Confidence in U.S. Supreme Court Sinks to Historic Low
- Americans Less Optimistic About Next Generation’s Future
- Record Low in U.S. Say It Is a Good Time to Buy a House
- Same-Sex Marriage Support Inches Up to New High of 71%
- Media Confidence Ratings at Record Lows
- U.S. Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965
- Belief in God in U.S. Dips to 81%, a New Low
- Early Voting Higher Than in Past U.S. Midterms
Whether it’s the ongoing political shifts shattering the status quo, the unique economic challenges around inflation, or souring public sentiment on government and institutions, 2023 promises to be a year full of turning points in public opinion.
Link to Gallup article here.
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Thanks for the list of 10 things to be depressed about in the new year. Numbers 3 and 9 are most depressing. Nine for obvious reasons, but number 3 because is it media- and government-liberals driven as a way to weaken the third branch of government, the only one the liberals do not control completely.
Mitch Rapp says
Public polls are designed to INFLUENCE. Not MEASURE!