Americas

The FINANCIAL -- Americans' self-reported daily spending during Thanksgiving week averaged $115, similar to their $106 average during the same week a year ago. This year's figure is clearly on the high end of consumers' Thanksgiving-week spending over the past decade, which includes dips below $70 in 2009 and ...

The FINANCIAL -- An October Pew Research Center report examined Americans’ views about automation, including their opinions on how widespread these technologies would become over the next 20 years. ...

The FINANCIAL -- On the heels of President Donald Trump's recent declaration that the opioid crisis is a health emergency, Americans' mentions of drug and alcohol abuse as the most urgent national ...

The FINANCIAL -- The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001, the year of the September 11 ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans' confidence in the economy was steady last week, holding at the highest level since mid-August and one of the highest levels in the past nine years. Gallup's U.S. Economic ...

The FINANCIAL -- After several failed Republican attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year, 50% of Americans now approve of the law, a modest decrease from the record highs of 55% ...

The FINANCIAL -- The American public is deeply divided along partisan lines over whether it is possible for someone to be a gender different from their sex at birth, a recent Pew Research Center poll ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans felt slightly less confident in the economy last week, as their perceptions of current conditions dimmed somewhat. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged +4 for ...

The FINANCIAL -- Gallup's November update of Americans' 2017 holiday spending plans finds consumers planning to spend an average $862 on Christmas gifts this year. That is sharply higher than their ...