Americas

The FINANCIAL -- The Republican Party made deep inroads into America’s middle-class communities in 2016. Although many middle-class areas voted for Barack Obama in 2008, they overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump in 2016, a shift that was a key to his victory. Meanwhile, Democrats had more success retaining a loose “coalition” of lower-income and upper-income ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $98 in November, up from $93 in October. The latest figure exceeds the $92 average recorded in the same month a year ago and is the ...

The FINANCIAL -- Slightly more Americans agree (52%) than disagree (45%) that the federal government is responsible for making sure all Americans have healthcare coverage. This balance of views is ...

The FINANCIAL -- More Americans now mention healthcare costs (27%) than mention access (20%) when asked to name the most urgent health problem facing the U.S. These two issues typically rank at the ...

The FINANCIAL -- On the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, and decades after Japan's economy grew exponentially following World War II, most Americans no longer consider Japan ...