The FINANCIAL -- As businessman Donald Trump prepares to become the nation's 45th president, Americans continue to express more concern about the threat big government poses to the U.S. than big business or big labor. Two in three Americans (67%) identify big government as the country's biggest threat. That is below the record high of 72% in 2013 but still on the higher end of the range since the ...

The FINANCIAL -- With public support for the death penalty at its lowest point in more than four decades, the U.S. will end the year with its fewest executions in a quarter ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans' confidence in the economy continues to gradually strengthen after last month's post-election surge. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged +10 for the week ...

The FINANCIAL -- Religion remains an integral part of most Americans' lives, but Gallup's ongoing research shows how this has changed over time. The following are five important findings about ...

The FINANCIAL -- Even most Democrats want Donald Trump to succeed as president, but voters are far less confident that things will play out that ...

The FINANCIAL -- Many more Americans have considered themselves politically conservative than liberal since the early 1990s. That remained the case in 2016, when an average of 36% of U.S. adults ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans ended 2016 with higher confidence in the U.S. economy than they have expressed at any other point since 2008. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index averaged +9 in December, up ...

The FINANCIAL -- After reaching a nine-year high in the third quarter, the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index rose further in the fourth quarter to its highest point since ...