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10 Things You Need to Know About the 16th Annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit takes place for the first time in San Francisco November 3rd through 6th at the Moscone Center West. Here are 10 things you need to know about it.

A Surprising Number Of People Still Think Sex Before Marriage Is A No-No

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings

A recent Harris poll on weddings indicates that there are still a whole lot of people who think sex before marriage is a no-no. They surveyed 2,300...

Lisa Belkin

Do You Snoop On Your Children? Do You Tell Them? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

To snoop or not has always been a parenting question, but technology has raised the stakes. It gives us more to snoop with (GPS tracking devices on ki...

What You Really Need to Be Happy

Erin Cox | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Take pleasure in simple joys and being in awe of the beauty that surrounds us. This means appreciating a sunrise, savoring a cup of coffee, snuggling with a child, hugging your friend or smelling a flower.

Here's How Americans Really Feel About Smartphones

Reuters | Francesca Trianni | Posted 06.26.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - More than half of U.S. workers would prefer a root canal than to work during vacation, but they cave in to bosses' deman...

The Changing Landscape Of American Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The U.S. economy may be recovering, but Americans aren't getting any happier: Only one in three Americans say they're very happy, according to a recen...

Poll Names Most Important Thing To Coffee Drinkers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

Just because a coffee shop is conveniently located doesn't mean people will flock to it, a recent poll suggests. Consumers who contributed to a new...

Do Americans Deserve To Be Hacked?

Daniela Perdomo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology
Daniela Perdomo

Three out of five U.S. adults online fear being hacked, but 69% of these same people engage in super-risky behaviors like using the same password everywhere. Why?

Are Americans Falling In Love With Amazon?

Posted 02.16.2012 | Books's consumer ratings have increased significantly, moving them from 8th to 4th in the ranking of brands with the best reputations among the A...

Who are the Next Victims of Despicable Disregard?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

How is it that so many of us understand the level of financial support most grown children require to gain a foothold on the economic ladder these days -- yet states like Florida find new ways to deprive those who don't even have parents to provide such support?

Johnny Depp Voted America's Favorite Actor

Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment

As if box office returns weren't indicator enough, a new survey has revealed that Johnny Depp is America's favorite actor. The Oscar-nominated "Pir...

What's The #1 Social Media Brand For Teens? Hint: It's Not Facebook

Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

According to a new poll, YouTube is the most popular social media brand among American teens -- beating out Facebook for the top spot. Considering...

Where's the Outrage?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The politicians who go on the stump proclaiming to speak on behalf of the American people saying "the American people in their great wisdom want..." don't know what they are talking about, or are deliberately spinning the political process.

Hate the Forest, Love the Trees

Humphrey Taylor | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Humphrey Taylor

Several recent polls reveal a puzzling paradox. While large proportions of the public have a negative opinion of several thing when viewed as a whole, majorities or pluralities have positive opinions of most of the component parts.

Windows Phone 7 Goes on Sale at AT&T and T-Mobile

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

You won't have to look to far for your Windows Phone 7 fix. It is being sold at T-Mobile -- HTC HD7 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. You can also pick one up from AT&T.

Confessions of a Harris Poll Voter

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Harris Poll voters agree that BCS advocates are primarily TV executives and bowl administrators. They are smart business men and women who have a very definitive bottom line... make money.

Poll: People Are Giving Less To Charities (And Don't Feel Bad About It)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The percentage of people who won't be making charitable donations this year has doubled to 12 percent -- up from 6 percent in 2009 -- according a rece...

Poll: Colorado Among States Where Americans Want To Live

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to a recent Harris poll, Colorado is among the top states where Americans wish they lived. The survey found Colorado was the fourth most-co...

In Honor of World Alzheimer's Day, Take a Hike Today

Jean Carper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jean Carper

If we all do everything we can to save our own brains from Alzheimer's, we may one day actually be celebrating World Alzheimer's Day as a victory over this human tragedy.

Survey Shows Recession Gets Consumers to Make Sacrifices but 65% Still Haven't Negotiated Credit Card Rates

Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jennifer Openshaw

Americans understand the importance of well-managed personal finances. Why, then, do the findings of a new poll from Harris Interactive and Lending Club show that Americans still aren't money savvy?

The Harris "Wingnut" Poll: Could We Do Better?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column reviews the criticism of the Harris Interactive "wingnut" survey released last week and suggests some ways to better measure some of the ...

Poll: Denver, Colorado among most popular places to live

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver is tied for second place after New York among America's most popular cities to live in, and Colorado is No. 5 among the nation's favorite state...

Taylor: Were the Benchmarks Wrong?

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Humphrey Taylor is chairman of the Harris Poll at Harris Interactive, which conducts surveys on the internet. I have read Yeager and Krosnick's recen...

Update: How Accurate Were the Benchmarks?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Regular readers will recall that after ABC News polling director Gary Langer posted a new paper on a study conducted by a team of Stanford University ...

Why John Wayne Still Ranks Among Today's Most Popular Stars

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Wayne's persona -- its bigness, roughness, but also its decency -- literally came to define our heritage. And to a surprising degree, it still does.