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Jeffrey Young

The Uninsured Rate Just Keeps Falling, New Survey Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business

The share of Americans without health insurance fell below 13 percent by the end of 2014, a rapid drop from just a year before and a clear sign that o...

Percent Of Americans Who View Racism As Top Problem Skyrockets

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

The number of Americans who identify racism or race relations as the nation's top problem increased dramatically to 13 percent, according to a new Gal...

To Overcome Poor Schools, Students Need to Be Engaged

Karen Pittman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Karen Pittman

Engagement is one of the most powerful determinants of success for people of any age. It has been an ingredient that has helped the academically weaker students in strong high schools graduate on time; yet its absence allowed the stronger students to fall behind.

What's Next for Marijuana Legalization?

Rob Kampia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

In the wake of the big election victories on November 4, many people are asking, "What's next for the push to legalize marijuana in the United States?"

New Data Settles the Debate: Obamacare Is Making Health Insurance More Affordable, Not Less

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In the second year of our new annual tradition, the exchanges are open for enrollment, which begs the question: What have we learned since last time? Were the naysayers proven right, or did Obamacare really make health insurance more affordable, as was intended?

Democratic National Committee Needs a Shake-up -- Who Does the Shaking?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The issue isn't what Wasserman Schultz said with regard to a 'top to bottom assessment' but rather who will do the assessment. If it is the same people who planned the mid-terms' non-message we are in for the same problems next time around.

This Group Of Americans Have The Lowest Well-Being, According To A New Survey

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce

Divorce may seem daunting, but that's not the worst part of the dissolution of a marriage: being separated is, according to a new Gallup poll. Afte...

Brittany Maynard: A Tragedy, But Not a Controversy

Margie Omero | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Death with dignity is an issue with consistent majority support that somehow endures being described as "controversial." But a vocal minority has been given a disproportionately outsized platform.

The List Of Top Thriving Countries Around The World Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

While we make small efforts each day to seek happiness, health and balance in our lives, the people at Gallup are the gathering data regarding how we ...

Is Common Ground Possible Anymore on Global Climate Change?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

The danger in conceding that political gridlock is here to stay is that the concession is a form of acceptance, and we simply cannot accept inaction against a threat as serious and irreversible as global warming. Some contemporary issues may indeed defy bipartisan solutions, but evidence suggests that climate action and a clean energy revolution need not be among them.

Public Education's Deeper Purpose

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Alexis de Tocqueville's powerful observation in "Democracy in America," was that the foundation for American democracy and our common community is ".....

And The World's Most Hospitable Region For Gays And Lesbians Is...

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay and lesbian residents in the Netherlands have a reason to celebrate, as their nation topped a new Gallup poll ranking the world's most hospitable ...

How Do LGBT Americans Rate Their Lives Against Their Straight Counterparts?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A new Gallup poll is shedding insight into the well-being of America's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and the results are an...

LGBT, Non-LGBT Americans Are Equally 'Moderate' About Religion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion

Religion has not always been kind to the LGBT community. Signs like the one ATLAH Worldwide Missionary posted outside its church in Harlem, New York c...

Tyler Kingkade

Student Debt May Have A Bigger Impact On Your Life Than You Realize

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

College undergrads who take on a lot of student loan debt are less likely to thrive in several key areas after graduation, according to a Gallup analy...

Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won't Make You Any Happier In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Money can only buy happiness up to a point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new a...

Majority of Americans Happy With Their New Health Insurance

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

Americans want quality, affordable health insurance and have found it within the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, new enrollment numbers offer the firmest evidence yet that the health care law is working.

Zach Carter

Improving Economy Means Less Slack In Men's Waistbands

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Economists have been looking at people's underwear for decades and this year things are looking good. Gross, you say? Perhaps, b...

Yagana Shah

This Is The Age Where You Feel Sexiest

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Turns out, getting older isn't all about hiding your grays and removing wrinkles. No, old age is actually a time when your body confidence will thrive...

What Is the Cost of Your Leadership?

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Imagine the coolest racing car ever built. And you are the one in charge. You are ambitiously leading the construction team. You have a vivid image of...

POLL: Religion Is The Answer To Today's Problems

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion

Poverty, disease and broken hearts -- can religion be the answer to these and other problems in today's world? According to a recent Gallup poll, 5...

The Four Core Needs of Every Employee

Tony Schwartz | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What we discovered is that people feel better and perform better and more sustainably when four basic needs are met: renewal (physical); value (emotional), focus (mental) and purpose (spiritual).

Americans Hate The Media Even More Than Before

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.19.2014 | Media

BREAKING: the American people have discovered a way to increase their already-intense hatred of the media, whatever the platform. A Gallup survey e...

How Religion Affects Americans' Support For Euthanasia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

A strong majority of Americans support euthanasia and have done so for the past 20 years. Nearly 70% are in favor of giving physicians the ability to ...

Americans' Approval Of Congress Near Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Americans are on track to be unhappier with Congress this year than before any midterm election since 1974, according to a Gallup poll released Monday...