If Congress passes the Oct. 1 deadline without either a new set of spending bills or a continuing resolution, nonessential operations would be forced to shut down.
The food stamp program is one of the larger federal social welfare initiatives, and in its current form has been around for nearly six decades.
Democrats hold the edge on many issues, but more Americans agree with Republicans on the economy, crime and immigration. Inflation remains the top concern for Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, with 77% saying it is a very big problem. For Democrats and Democratic leaners, gun violence is the top concern, with about 81% saying it is a very big problem.
Majorities of adults in 18 of 24 countries surveyed this spring rate their nation’s economic situation poorly.
Americans are split on the size and role of the government, though reducing the budget deficit is a higher priority than it was last year.
Since 2000, there has been a downward trend in average effective tax rates for all but the richest taxpayers.
After two of the largest U.S. banks collapsed in March, some have started to wonder if a new widespread banking crisis is coming.
Top tax frustrations for Americans: The feeling that some corporations, wealthy people don’t pay fair share
61% of adults now say that the feeling that some corporations don’t pay their fair share bothers them a lot. 60% say this about some wealthy people.
As concern about federal spending rises among both Democrats and Republicans, here's a primer on the national debt of the United States.
Americans now see reducing the budget deficit as a higher priority for the president and Congress to address than in recent years. But strengthening the economy continues to be the public’s top policy priority.