The portion of U.S. adults satisfied with the direction of the country is now 38 percent, a 12-year high, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.

Gallup has measured the satisfaction rate each month since 2001, and the current rate is almost as high as the 39 percent seen in September 2005.

The increase comes in the wake of positive economic news, including historically low unemployment rates. President Trump’s summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, part of Trump’s effort to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, was also supported by most.

From late 2005 to this year, the rate fell to a low of 7 percent during the Great Recession in 2008.

The question of how happy people are with the country splits Republicans and Democrats. The poll said 68 percent of Republicans are satisfied with the direction of the country, while just 13 percent of Democrats agree.

The margin of error in the poll was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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SOURCE: Washington Examiner