Just weeks into his new administration, President Bush is enjoying a relatively positive reception from the American public. Currently working for him is a very optimistic national mood. Sixty percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction, while only one-third believe things have gotten off on the wrong track. Indeed, Americans are registering an optimism rarely seen.

This study, conducted in January of 2001, looks at the issues that are most important to Americans.

The Report contains the summary of the findings, while the Addendum presents the actual questions and the answers that people responded to in this survey.  You may also download a printable version of the Report and Addendum.  The Report is a .pdf file and the Addendum is a Microsoft Word Document file.