Gallup: 75% of Americans Dissatisfied With Nation's Direction

Michael W. Chapman | April 1, 2022 | 3:01pm EDT
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(CNS News) -- A new survey shows that only 24% of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country and "three-quarters of Americans, including majorities of all party groups, are dissatisfied with the nation's direction," reported Gallup

In the poll, Gallup asked, "In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?"

In response, only 24% said they were satisfied. 

(Gallup)
(Gallup)

That's up from 17% in January 2022, said Gallup, which also noted that only 7% were satisfied with the country's direction in 2008 following the housing bust. 

"The latest reading is from a March 1-18 Gallup poll, which also found President Joe Biden's approval rating mired in the low 40s and economic concerns rising amid record-high gas prices and the highest inflation in four decades," said Gallup.

"Although national satisfaction is now more than double the 11% reading measured shortly after protesters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, it is significantly lower than the 30% to 36% readings of last March through July," reported the survey firm.

(Gallup)
(Gallup)

On the political scale, 46% of Democrats said they were satisfied with the way things were going in the U.S., but only 23% of independents and 3% of Republicans said the same.  

"Three-quarters of Americans, including majorities of all party groups, are dissatisfied with the nation's direction," said Gallup.  "Even though COVID-19 cases are waning in the U.S., economic concerns are mounting and are likely to continue to suppress national satisfaction until inflation begins to ease."

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