Republican dissatisfaction with the country’s overall direction has risen significantly in recent months with a solid 56% majority of Republicans now saying they are dissatisfied with the nation’s course, and only 40% expressing satisfaction. Republican opinion on this question has changed significantly in recent months. In late December of last year, Republicans were about equally likely to say they were satisfied (47%) with the country’s direction as they were to say they were dissatisfied (48%). Overall, just 22% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, the lowest percentage observed in any Pew Research Center survey since the fall of 1993. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.