The FINANCIAL -- The holiday season has come and gone, but the season of sick is still in full swing. Americans everywhere are battling cold and flu symptoms, and are undoubtedly doing all they can to stave off further illness. For some consumers, this means seeking alternatives to doctors’ offices and hospitals by utilizing retail health ...

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 -- 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 -- 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 ...