Poll: Satisfaction with the way things are going in U.S. inches up

PRINCETON, N.J., July 18 (UPI) -- Americans' satisfaction with the direction of the United States in July was on par with June and up from May, results of a Gallup poll indicated.

Results released Thursday indicated 28 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with the way things were going in the United States, up 1 percentage point over June and 4 percentage points from May.


Sixty-eight percent said they were dissatisfied with the way things are going, Gallup said.

The Princeton, N.J., polling agency said it found no clear trend in satisfaction levels so far in 2013, with the percentage of U.S. residents saying they were satisfied fluctuating between a low of 21 percent in March to a high of 30 percent in April.

By party, 44 percent of Democrats, 14 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of independents said they were satisfied in July, Gallup said.

Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 2,027 adults conducted July 10-14. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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