Poll: 79 Percent Of Americans Dissatisfied With America’s Direction

Government and inflation top concerns for many Americans
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 19: Renovations continue on the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building on September 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is set to hold its two-day meeting on interest rates starting on September 20. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A Gallup poll found that 79 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the way things are going in the U.S.”
  • More than one in five Americans said that the government is the most important problem, while 17 percent report that inflation is the most significant problem, according to the poll.
  • Since June and July, the percentage of those who are satisfied has improved among Democrats and Independents but has remained unchanged among Republicans.

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