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Updated on Jan 9, 2024
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Tracking Public Opinion on the State of U.S. Affairs

Less Than One-Third of U.S. adults say the country is headed in the right direction
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Voters were asked "Now, generally speaking, would you say that things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?”

Morning Consult surveys more than 3,000 U.S. adults daily on their views regarding the current state and trajectory of the country, providing an unparalleled gauge of public sentiment.

Perceptions of the State of Affairs in America: A Demographic Breakdown

Shares of respondents who believe that the United States is on the right track
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Source of This Data

Methodology

Every day, Morning Consult surveys a representative sample of 4,865 U.S. adults on average and asks the question, “Now, generally speaking, would you say that things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?” Results are weighted to account for a range of demographic characteristics including age, gender and race/ethnicity, and have a margin of error of up to +/-4 percentage points.

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Lydia Rose Rappoport-Hankins is a digital producer at Morning Consult.