National Satisfaction

As of 7/14/2014

29%
Date Satisfied Dissatisfied
5/31/1990 41 54
11/10/1991 34 61
1/6/1992 28 68
1/6/1993 39 50
9/15/1993 20 75
3/21/1994 24 71
7/28/1994 24 73
4/9/1995 23 73
6/11/1995 25 73
10/30/1995 23 73
3/31/1996 28 70
7/28/1996 29 67
1/12/1997 39 58
8/10/1997 49 46
9/11/1997 45 49
1/18/1998 46 50
8/2/1998 50 44
8/24/1998 55 41
9/10/1998 54 42
11/19/1998 46 43
1/17/1999 53 41
9/9/1999 57 39
5/13/2000 48 43
1/7/2001 55 41
6/17/2001 43 52
9/4/2001 41 53
9/25/2001 57 34
3/10/2002 50 40
5/16/2002 45 44
11/10/2002 41 48
1/29/2003 34 58
4/16/2003 50 41
10/20/2003 38 57
12/17/2003 45 47
2/29/2004 39 55
5/9/2004 33 61
7/18/2004 38 56
12/15/2004 39 54
1/9/2005 40 54
2/21/2005 38 56
7/18/2005 35 58
10/10/2005 29 65
1/8/2006 34 61
3/6/2006 32 63
7/19/2006 30 66
10/4/2006 30 63
11/12/2006 28 64
12/10/2006 29 65
1/9/2007 30 63
1/15/2007 32 61
10/23/2007 28 66
12/30/2007 27 67
2/2/2008 24 70
5/25/2008 18 76
7/27/2008 19 74
8/10/2008 21 74
9/14/2008 25 69
10/12/2008 11 86
12/8/2008 13 83
1/11/2009 20 73
4/21/2009 23 70
5/12/2009 34 58
6/14/2009 30 64
7/26/2009 28 66
8/17/2009 28 65
8/27/2009 28 65
9/15/2009 30 64
10/4/2009 25 68
11/8/2009 25 67
1/10/2010 27 69
2/9/2010 23 71
3/14/2010 23 71
3/21/2010 25 70
4/26/2010 29 66
9/6/2010 25 71
11/7/2010 23 69
12/5/2010 21 72
1/9/2011 23 71
2/7/2011 26 68
3/14/2011 22 73
6/19/2011 23 73
7/24/2011 17 79
8/21/2011 17 79
10/4/2011 17 79
1/16/2012 21 75
2/12/2012 28 66
4/15/2012 24 69
6/3/2012 29 64
6/17/2012 28 68
7/9/2012 31 64
10/21/2012 32 61
12/9/2012 33 62
12/19/2012 25 68
1/13/2013 30 66
2/18/2013 31 64
5/5/2013 30 65
7/21/2013 27 67
10/13/2013 14 81
11/6/2013 21 75
1/19/2014 26 69
2/26/2014 28 66
4/27/2014 29 65
7/14/2014 29 68

Americans’ satisfaction with the state of the nation is up since the fall of 2011, though many more continue to say they are dissatisfied than satisfied with the way things are going in the country today. Satisfaction with national conditions hit a low of 11% in early October 2008 amid increasing signs of economic crisis. The level of national satisfaction is closely tied to the state of the economy. Read more.