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A majority of Americans (58 percent) say the U.S. needs a third political party because the existing Republican and Democratic parties are doing “such a poor job” representing the people.   (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Poll: 58 Percent Of Americans Say US Needs Third Political Party

A majority of Americans (58 percent) say the U.S. needs a third political party because the existing Republican and Democratic parties are doing “such a poor job” representing the people.

09/24/2014

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gallup: Trust In US Federal Government To Handle International Issues Hits Record-Low

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.

09/10/2014

The amount of fictional violence depicted on television has created a “mean world syndrome,” where TV audiences exposed to increasing levels of violent programming create an “imagined world” of fear and paranoia that does not parallel real-life decreasing crime rates.  (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Study: TV Violence Linked To ‘Imagined’ Fears Of Real-Life US Crime

The amount of fictional violence depicted on television has created a “mean world syndrome,” where TV audiences exposed to increasing levels of violent programming create an “imagined world” of fear and paranoia that does not parallel real-life decreasing crime rates.

06/19/2014

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Americans Believe God Played Role In Human Existence

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.

06/03/2014

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Study: Western and Midwestern Residents Have More State Pride

State pride is much more common in western and midwestern states, according to a new Gallup poll.

04/25/2014

The Internal Revenue Service paid $2.8 million in bonuses plus thousands of hours of paid time-off to 2,800 of its employees who had been disciplined for misconducts such as late or non-payment, misuse of travel cards, and even fraud, internal government investigators say. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gallup: 52 Percent Of Americans Say Federal Income Taxes ‘Too High’

As the April 15 tax deadline passes, more than half of Americans say that their federal taxes are too high and the lowest percentage since 2001 say they’re paying a fair amount.

04/15/2014

File photo of a person counting money. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: American Economic Confidence Hits Lowest Point So Far This Year

Recent polling suggests that American confidence in the nation’s economy has hit its lowest point so far in 2014.

03/11/2014

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Poll: American Confidence In Availability Of ‘Quality’ Jobs Still Low

The findings of a recent Gallup Poll show that few people in the United States feel there are adequate opportunities for finding a “quality job.”

03/11/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Of Americans Do Not Feel Obama Is Respected By World Leaders

The findings of a recent poll show that, for the first time, the majority of Americans do not feel that President Barack Obama is respected on the world stage.

02/24/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama listens as Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Poll: One Fifth Of Americans Now See China As Nation’s Greatest Enemy

A recent Gallup Poll suggests that most Americans now view China as the greatest enemy of the United States.

02/21/2014

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