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18 percent of Americans satisfied with state of nation

Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Only 18% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States, staying below 20% as it has since march. Americans are slightly more satisfied than last summer when gas prices and inflation were soaring.

The 18% of Americans who are satisfied with the state of the nation today is about half of the 35% historical average.

Currently, 33% of Democrats, 18% of independents and 4% of Republicans are satisfied.

Gallup poll has measured national satisfaction since 1979. The lowest reading was 7% in October 2008 during the height of the financial crisis. The high point was 71% in February 1999 during the dot-com boom and after the Senate acquitted President Bill Clinton in his impeachment trial.

Only 17% of Americans said economic conditions are excellent or good, 36% said they are fair, while 47% said they are really bad.

Also, one-fifth said the economy is getting better, but nearly three-quarters said it is getting worse.

When asked what was the most important problem facing the U.S. today, the top answer, at 18%, was government.

The state of the economy and immigration were the second issues of greatest concern, each receiving 13% of respondents’ votes, while 10% said inflation was the top issue.