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What percentage of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S? What percentage of American adults feel more connected to people because of social-networking sites like Facebook?

21% of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. This is the lowest level of satisfaction Gallup has measured before a midterm election in more than 30 years of tracking it. The previous lowest level was 24%, in 1982.Gallup Poll

Because of social-networking sites like Facebook, 57% of American adults say they feel more connected to people now than they did previously. 54% say they’ve had less face-to-face contact with friends as a result.Harris Poll

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