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The Truth Behind 10 Popular Crime Myths

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

Myth #6: Fingerprints can definitively match a person to a crime scene.

New Gallup Poll Shows 58 Percent Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

We can only hope the latest poll means we're actually Gallup-ing toward an end to this antiquated war on otherwise law-abiding citizens.

Poll Shows Little Support For The Tea Party Movement

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Support for the tea party is nearly as low as it's been since the movement's creation, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. Twenty-two per...

Crisis of Self-Government

William E. White | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
William E. White

Today, We the People are losing confidence in our institutions. But the treasure of American self-government is too precious to take for granted, and far too precious to discard.

Marijuana Experimentation By Post 50s Has Shot Up By How Much?

Russ Belville | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty
Russ Belville

It seems that even though fewer young people are trying marijuana, more of them are currently using it. However, current use steadily declines as the marijuana smoker ages... so much for the super-potent, highly-addictive modern marijuana.

New Poll Reveals How Americans Feel About A Nationwide Gay Marriage Law

Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 received heaps of praise from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB...

Conscious Capitalism and the Privacy Revolution

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

"The bottom line allows you to see where you've been, but not where you're going." - Doug Rauch What has happened to American capitalism? Somewhere ...

The World's Most And Least Religious Countries

Posted 07.25.2013 | Religion

Which countries are the most and least religious? The WIN-Gallup International "Religion and Atheism Index" collected data from 57 countries in order ...

Jason Linkins

Americans Would Like To Have A Presidential Primary Process That Doesn't Suck, According To Poll | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

The process by which we elect presidents sucks canal water, and people hate it. One of the things that people really hate about it is the long and dra...

New Poll Finds Where Most Americans Find Their News

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

According to new poll out from Gallup, most Americans consider television their main source of news. Gallup surveyed 2,048 national adults from Ju...

Poll: Americans Reveal What's More Important Than Graduating From College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.28.2013 | College

In finding the right college, Americans care less about whether its students are likely to graduate, and more about whether the ones that do land a so...

What Happens When You Hate Your Job?

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

The cumulative effect of daily stress is known to be a health hazard. But even more germane is our personal investment in a job that can pay the bills but sap the life out of us.

New Gallup Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Are Disengaged From Their Jobs

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The consequences are many, but Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. as much as $550 billion in economic activity each year.

Clinton Sees Drop In Key Rating

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's favorability rating is below 60 percent for the first time since 2008, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Fifty-eight pe...

What Does 'Religion' Mean?

Gary Laderman | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Christians used to be the prime authority on these matters in American society. Now the media and Internet do not have as much of a stake in maintaining traditional boundaries and have instead leveled the playing field completely. Religion can mean everything and anything.

What If Lab Animals Could Tweet?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Georgianne Nienaber

The Gallup Study opens the door to more questions than answers about changing moral values with respect to animals. No one wants to see Fido in the laboratory with electrodes coming out of his head, but the plight of monkeys seems to affect the young more than the old.

Mark Blumenthal

The Real Reasons Behind Gallup's Big 2012 Fail | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gallup, the polling firm that took a major hit last year for finding better results for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney than other ...

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup's 2012 Mea Culpa: What To Expect | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, Gallup will unveil new details of an "extensive review" of its 2012 polling at a press briefing in Washington. While the inv...

The Morality of Infidelity

Scott Haltzman, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce
Scott Haltzman, M.D.

why should divorce (deemed acceptable to 68 percent of people) be so much less morally wrong than affairs, especially when you consider the distressing emotional and financial effects of ending a marriage?

Americans' Feelings About Infidelity Revealed

Posted 05.29.2013 | Divorce

A recent Gallup poll, discussed at length in The Atlantic on Wednesday, sheds light on how Americans perceive divorce and infidelity. Gallup's annu...

Reducing the Deficit Through Foreign Aid

David Weiss | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
David Weiss

Providing foreign aid means making a long-term investment in developing our aid partners, which results in both trade and security benefits for the U.S.

Mark Blumenthal

What Went Wrong? Gallup Shares New Details | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Gallup, the company that has faced intense criticism after its polling consistently understated President Barack Obama's support during the ...

Will Gay Marriage Change Society For The Better? Few Americans Say Yes

Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Numerous surveys have consistently shown that Americans' support for same-sex marriage has been growing steadily for some time -- but a new Gallup pol...

GOP Problem That Won't Be Easy To Fix Revealed

Washington Post | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

Asked to name the single thing that they disliked the most about the Republican party, one in five people in a new Gallup poll said the GOP was "infle...

W's Iraq War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

Ten years ago today the U.S. invaded Iraq with the goals of toppling Saddam Hussein, destroying its weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), and freeing its people. Now, a decade later, Hussein is dead, but no WMDs were ever found, and the country has devolved into a de facto civil war.