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Americans Are Less Confident In Organized Religion Than Ever Before

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be “losing its footing a...

Confidence In The Police Is The Lowest It's Been Since 1993

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Confidence in the police is lower than it's been in more than 20 years, according to a new Gallup poll measuring the levels of faith in American insti...

Janie Velencia

The Republican Conservative Base Is Shrinking

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

The Republican conservative base -- defined as Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who say they are both socially and economically conserv...

How Hawaii Became One Of The Healthiest States In The Nation

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii isn't just a nice state for a vacation. It may also be the healthiest state in which to live, at least according to one metric: Only 19 percent...

Janie Velencia

America's Morals Are Shifting To The Left

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Americans are becoming increasingly more liberal across several moral issues. According to a new Gallup study, a record high percentage of Americans a...

Alabama Minister Jailed After Performing Lesbian Wedding

Matt Baume | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Anti-equality groups love to claim that religious officials will be punished for speaking out against marriage equality. But for some reason, they don't seem to want to talk about Anne DePrizio, a Unitarian minister in Alabama who was sentenced to 30 days in jail last month for her stance on marriage.

A Record Percentage Of Americans Now Say They're Social Liberals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

For the first time in at least 16 years, Americans are equally likely to describe themselves as socially liberal as they are to say they're social con...

Janie Velencia

Obama's Job Approval Rating Is Climbing Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama had his best quarterly job approval rating since mid-2013, according to a Gallup report released Tuesday. Obama's job appro...

Americans Still Unhappy at Work: 5 Leadership Gurus Chime in to Save Us

Mark C. Crowley | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Mark C. Crowley

I reached out to five of the world's most respected leadership gurus and asked them where they would start if they were seeking to build and sustain an exceptionally loyal, committed and productive team.

Jonathan Cohn

More People In The Developing World Are Getting Bank Accounts, But There's An Asterisk On That Progress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Poverty in the developing world can seem utterly intractable -- such a big problem, and so hard to address, that it’s not even worth trying. But a n...

Illinois Is Among the 10 States Whose Residents Use Mood-Altering Drugs the Least

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.07.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinoisans are among the least likely Americans to use mood-altering drugs, says a new Gallup survey.

Polls Show Americans Oppose Our Trade Policy but Like Trade

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Lori Wallach

Americans support trade in general but oppose the NAFTA model of trade that has offshored U.S. jobs, spurred massive deficits, stagnated middle-class wages and contributed to unprecedented levels of U.S. income inequality.

Media Rediscovers Hillary Clinton Is a Woman

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

She won't be elected because she is a woman; that is just an added benefit. She will be elected the 45th president of the United States of America because she is the most qualified person for the job.

This Is Where In America People Are Most Likely To Go To Church

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion

More than half of the residents of Utah say they attend religious services every week, according to a new survey from Gallup. Gallup polled a rando...

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

Margie Omero | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Margie Omero

We'll need far more than a single question to decode the role gender has in Clinton's political fortunes. We would need to control for party, and mask that we're investigating bias. Because if voters are viewing Clinton through the lens of party, rather than gender, perhaps that may be progress after all.

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 02.07.2015 | 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 02.07.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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.