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Federal Taxes Too High, Say Americans

Federal Taxes Too High, Say Americans

By Sean Patterson April 14, 2014

With the deadline to file 2013 taxes approaching fast, more Americans are now coming face-to-face with just how much they own Uncle Sam. As the U.S. has always had an interesting relationship to taxes, it isn’t surprising that most Americans …

Wyoming, Mississippi Among the Reddest U.S. States Wyoming, Mississippi Among the Reddest U.S. States

With Americans now more-or-less hating congress, it might seem that U.S. voters could unite around a few common issues, such as a functioning legislative branch. It turns out this isn’t the case, though, as a new poll is showing that …

Americans Now Turning on Their Own Congress Members Americans Now Turning on Their Own Congress Members

It’s been a cliche in American politics for some time that voters think congress is doing a terrible job, yet believe that their own member of congress is working hard in their best interests, as well as those of the …

Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping

Much debate has surrounded the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) since the legislation’s health insurance markets went live late last year. Since that time some encouraging numbers have shown that the program is working, at least a little. In December …

2/3 of U.S. Dissatisfied With Wealth Distribution 2/3 of U.S. Dissatisfied With Wealth Distribution
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With the U.S. economy still slow and the wealth gap as large as it has ever been in the U.S., more and more Americans seem to be growing dissatisfied with the way wealth is spread throughout the country. A new …

Majority Dissatisfied With U.S. Direction Majority Dissatisfied With U.S. Direction

As the American political landscape continues to become more polarized, a large majority of Americans continue to be dissatisfied with the state of things in the U.S. A new Gallup poll released today shows that only 23% of U.S. adults …

More Americans Than Ever Identify as Liberal More Americans Than Ever Identify as Liberal

As Republicans debated Mitt Romney’s loss in the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election, one factor that came up repeatedly is that Republicans simply are not appealing to the growing demographics in the U.S. Pundits suggested that reaching out to …

U.S. is Experiencing an Average Flu Season U.S. is Experiencing an Average Flu Season

The weather is cold across much of the U.S. and the flu season is now nearing its peak. A new poll out this week from Gallup shows that 2.8% of American adults in December reported being sick with the flu …

More Americans Than Ever Identify as Independent More Americans Than Ever Identify as Independent

With Healthcare.org experiences still feeling sour and House Republicans’ government shut down still fresh in peoples’ minds, more Americans than ever are turning away from the two major U.S. political parties. A new Gallup poll this week shows that 42% …

How Optimistic Are Small Business Owners For 2014? How Optimistic Are Small Business Owners For 2014?
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The rise of the internet has certainly made it easier for small business owners to build and market their livelihoods. However, these opportunities are tempered by the fact that small businesses must work extra hard to stand out in the …

President Obama Most Admired Among Americans President Obama Most Admired Among Americans
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Pope Francis may be Time’s person of the year, but Americans have several other people that they admire more than the Catholic Church’s newest leader. According to a new Gallup poll, Barack Obama is by far the man most admired …

U.S. More Wary of "Big Government" Than Ever Before U.S. More Wary of "Big Government" Than Ever Before
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With the U.S. Congress now seemingly more divided than ever, Americans are getting more suspicious of “big government.” A new Gallup Poll conducted in early December has found that record numbers of Americans now view big government as a bigger …

Nurses Top 2013 Gallup Honesty and Ethics Poll Nurses Top 2013 Gallup Honesty and Ethics Poll

Americans this year rated Nurses as the most honest and ethical profession. A new Gallup poll released today shows that 82% of U.S. adults rate the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as either “high” or “very high.” The nursing …

Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves
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House Republicans’ government shutdown in October did no favors for a congress that hit new lows in approval this year. However, the botched rollout of the Healthcare.gov website also shifted Americans’ opinions against the very law that Republicans were protesting …

Majority of Americans Now View Tea Party Unfavorably Majority of Americans Now View Tea Party Unfavorably
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For around four years now, the Tea Party movement has had a significant effect on U.S. politics. Candidates from the conservative movement have challenged incumbent Republican legislators, and have in some cases won. This has put pressure on the Republican …

Congressional Approval Dropped to a New Low in 2013 Congressional Approval Dropped to a New Low in 2013
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Though it seems as though congress has always had low approval ratings, Americans’ views of the legislative branch actually increased throughout the 90s. According to Gallup‘s yearly congressional approval ratings, however, that goodwill took a nosedive after peaking at 56% …

One Quarter of U.S. Uninsured Plan to Pay Fine One Quarter of U.S. Uninsured Plan to Pay Fine
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With the Healthcare.gov website slowly crawling toward full functionality, uninsured Americans are now faced with a choice. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, colloquially known as Obamacare) mandates that all Americans purchase health insurance while providing subsidized plans for those who …