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How Does The World View America?

Posted 02.26.2013 | World

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, do Americans see the U.S. as a global Cinderella or the world's ugly stepsister? According to a new Gallup...

Raise Your Hand If You Like Public Preschool

Margie Omero | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

While support for working women in theory may pervade, so do daily struggles to balance work and family. Efforts to improve preschool options could greatly ease these hardships.

Survey Identifies The Most Stressed Out Generation

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Half of all millennials say their stress keeps them awake at night, according to a recent "Stress in America" survey from the American Psychological A...

Poll Reveals Most Conservative State In The Nation

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Alabama is the most right-leaning state in the country, with slightly more than half of its residents identifying as conservative, according to Gallup...

Congress Approval Rating Sinks To Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Congress started the new year with an even lower approval rating than it had in 2012. Congress ended 2012 with a 15 percent average approval rating...

The NRA Stands Alone

Margie Omero | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

According to Gallup about 5 percent of adults are gun owners who say the NRA always reflects their views. Hardly a dominant electoral bloc.

Democrats Regain Edge In Key Polling Measure

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Democrats ended 2012 with more supporters than Republicans, reversing a two-year virtual tie between the two parties, according to Gallup. On avera...

America: Armed and Dangerous

Dave Helfert | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Dave Helfert

These questions provoke an equally loud and strident defense from folks who believe their basic right to own guns is under attack. They've been told for decades by organizations like the National Rifle Association that they need guns -- lots of guns -- to protect themselves and their families.

Americans Want Marijuana Laws Left To States: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Colorado's new marijuana law became official Monday, and most Americans say the state should have the right to decide its own marijuana policy, pollin...

Poll Reveals Shifting U.S. Stance Towards Gays And Lesbians

Religion News Service | Susan Page | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(RNS) In the wake of historic victories for gay rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA Today/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance ...

Members Of Congress Edge Out Car Salesmen For Dubious Honor

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Americans are about as likely to trust members of Congress as they are car salespeople, according to a Gallup poll released Monday surveying opinions ...

New Poll Reveals Dismally Low Rating For Journalists

Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

Another poll released on Monday revealed the public's less-than-warm opinion of the press. A new Gallup poll on perceived honesty and ethical stan...

Election 2012: The Wisdom of the Crowd

Leighton Vaughan Williams | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Leighton Vaughan Williams

While an expert may know more than anyone else in the room, he is unlikely to know more than the room as a whole, to be wiser or cleverer than the crowd.

America Will Be Sober in the Morning: Why Obama Will Win

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

America is already sobering. Come Wednesday, Obama will no longer be an embattled incumbent, just President Obama once more. Romney will still be Romney.

Obama Won Third Debate, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After three presidential debates and much handwringing, Americans have declared the debate season featuring President Barack Obama and c...

How Many LGBT People Are There? Should It Matter?

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Should these numbers matter at all? Would marriage equality cease to matter if gays were 1 percent of the population? Rights are not bestowed by group membership. That is what the concept of "individual rights" is all about.

A Volatile Race, But a More Stable Gender Gap

Margie Omero | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

A stronger Democratic convention, Romney's 47 percent calamity, Obama's lackluster debate, and Biden's strong performance have all contributed to a fluid race. But contrary to some coverage and Democratic handwringing, one thing that hasn't moved as much is the gender gap.

Republicans Alienate Women on Abortion, Role of Government

Margie Omero | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

With Mitt Romney's latest double-talk on abortion and Obama's post-debate slump, women are again in the news.

Ratings: Fox News, the Old Folks Network

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Based on last week's total numbers: Romney wins, but if you look at demographic numbers, Obama's still in front. So, I guess that I, like Gallup and Pew, think it's too early to put anybody clearly ahead.

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup Tweaks Its Polling Methods | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a busy week in which Gallup began reporting polling results among voters deemed most likely to vote, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank New...

Dramatic Change in Racial Makeup of Gallup Tracking Poll as Likely Voter Results Begin

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Although Gallup does not report the racial composition of its tracking poll sample in its weekly presidential approval results, we can estimate the racial makeup of the sample by extrapolating from the reported approval rating of the president among whites, nonwhites and all adults.

Mark Blumenthal

Manic Monday Polls Mix Messages On Presidential Race | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Call it Manic Monday. In one day, Gallup published results of a new national poll of registered voters showing both an even presidential...

Mark Blumenthal

Mixed Messages For Obama In Monday Polls | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early Monday morning, Gallup released the latest results of its national daily tracking poll, showing President Barack Obama and Republi...

Trust in Media Down: Bias? Or Paranoia?

Charles H. Green | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Charles H. Green

Trust in the media is down. The party line is that the fault lies with the media, that media needs to be and be seen as more trustworthy.

U.S. Distrust In Media Hits Record High

Posted 09.21.2012 | Media

A new Gallup poll released on Friday found that U.S. distrust in the media hit a record high. The results are based off a survey distributed betwee...