Gallup: Only 25% satisfied with direction of country

Gallup: Only 25% satisfied with direction of country

A new poll shows that one-in-four Americans, 25%, are satisfied with the direction of the country at this time but 74% expressed dissatisfaction.

In the survey, which Gallup has done regularly since 1979, Americans were asked this question: “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?”

Only 25% said “satisfied.” According to Gallup, “74% express dissatisfaction.”

“Americans’ satisfaction with the country’s direction has remained flat over the past year, with the major exception of a drop to a low of 16% in October 2013 during the U.S. federal government shutdown,” said Gallup.  “Otherwise, satisfaction has not strayed from the 20% range since April of last year when it reached 30%. This month’s 25% is essentially the same as the 24% from April and the 25% reading in March.”

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