Data Points: Americans' Satisfaction with the United States

Satisfaction ratings for how things are going in the U.S. hit an all-time low.

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  • 9 percent : Americans who are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States
  • 12 percent : Previous low point of American satisfaction, in the midst of rising inflation and gas shortages during Jimmy Carter's presidency
  • 14 percent : Satisfaction level in 1992 during George H. W. Bush's administration
  • 69 percent : Americans who listed "Net economic problems" as the most important problem facing the country today

Source: Gallup