Poll: 79% Of Americans Unhappy About Direction Of Country

A satirical protest sticker critical of American President Joe Biden, with text reading I Did That, has been placed on a gasoline pump in Lafayette, California, likely to imply responsibility for high gasoline prices, December 29, 2021. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

At a glance

  •  Only a fraction of Americans are satisfied “with the way things are going in the U.S.,” according to a new poll.
  • Gallup released the survey data, which showed that 79% of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction the country is headed, compared to only 21% of Americans who say the opposite.
  • “After Americans’ satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. dipped to near-historical lows in June and July as gas prices soared, it has now returned to where it was in April,” Gallup said. “Currently, 21% of U.S. adults say they are satisfied, an increase from 13% in both June and July.”

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