The FINANCIAL - Americas

The FINANCIAL -- President Barack Obama is on pace to leave the White House with a smaller federal prison population than when he took office – a distinction no president since Jimmy Carter has had, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Bureau of Justice ...

The FINANCIAL -- The percentage of Americans who say they belong in the upper-middle and middle class has edged up to an average 58% this year, compared with 50% in 2012 and 51% in ...

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 -- 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 ...

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 -- 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 ...