Gallup poll finds Americans' approval for labor unions rising under Biden administration


Craig Harris, USA TODAY

Sep 6, 2021


Americans' approval of labor unions has been trending upward in recent years and is at its highest point in more than half a century, according to recent Gallup poll.


Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm well known for its polling, found that approval among Democrats has risen over the past year as President Joe Biden has said he expects his administration to be one of the most pro-union in history.


Gallup has measured the public's rating of labor unions periodically beginning in 1936 and then annually since 2001, and more Americans have expressed approval than disapproval in every reading. The organization's annual Work and Education poll conducted Aug. 2-17, 2021, found:


♦At least 68% of Americans approve of labor unions, statistically similar to last year's finding of 65%. The current reading is the highest since Gallup found a 71% approval in 1965...