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  • North Dakota Is Most-Trusted State; Illinois Is Least

    04/05/2014 1:36:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 5:06 PM | ( Staff)
    The people of North Dakota put more trust and confidence in their state government than people in any other state, while the people of Illinois put the least. In polling done in June through September 2013, Gallup asked at least 600 people in each state this question: “How much trust and confidence do you have in the government of the state where you live when it comes to handling state problems—a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?” …
  • Gallup: Global warming ranks at bottom of environmental issues for Americans

    04/04/2014 10:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats held an all-night session last month to draw attention to the fierce urgency of now on anthropogenic global warming — without, of course, bothering to offer any legislation on the issue. After this infomercial, Gallup noted that global warming/climate change fell to almost dead last among 15 issues polled; only race relations polled lower. “Even among Democrats,” I wrote at the time, “climate change only gets 36% mention in a non-exclusive list of concerns — ranking far below the economy (54%), health care (57%), hunger and homelessness (53%), and unemployment (52%).” Environmental issues in...
  • Gallup: Young people more likely to align with Democratic Party

    03/30/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    UPI ^ | March 28, 2014
    March 28 (UPI) -- Young U.S. voters have become more likely to identify with the Democratic Party since 2006, a Gallup Poll said Friday. Gallup said the movement is fueled partly by increasing racial and ethnic diversity. But the poll found whites between the ages of 18 and 29 have also shifted to the Democrats in recent years.
  • Presidential Job Approval Center [Man Child at 39% Approval in Gallup]

    03/15/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Gallup ^ | 3/15/14
    Explore...Obama's approval ratings...
  • America's Religiosity Is Increasing: Gallup

    02/25/2014 11:35:37 PM PST · by Viennacon · 5 replies
    Washington'sblog ^ | 2/4/2014 | Washingtonsblog
    Gallup publishes in February of each year a survey of the extent of self-described religiosity in each state; and they report that religiosity is rising throughout the country. Gallup headlined this year’s survey on February 3rd, “Mississippi Maintains Hold as Most Religious U.S. State; Vermont is the least religious.” Last year, it was “Mississippi Most Religious State, Vermont Least Religious.” No change there: in fact, the rank-orders of the 50 states (plus D.C.) are almost unchanged during the past 12 months. What’s notable is instead that the percentages of people saying that they are “Very religious” have increased in almost...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (39% among ADULTS!)

    01/17/2014 6:43:11 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Gallup ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | Gallup
    Obama Job Approval: Each result is based on a three-day rolling average. 1500 adults polled. 39 % approve 53% disapprove
  • Gallup: Liberal Self-Identification Edges Up to New High in 2013

    01/10/2014 12:31:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Gallup ^ | 01/10/2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans continue to be more likely to identify as conservatives (38%) than as liberals (23%). But the conservative advantage is down to 15 percentage points as liberal identification edged up to its highest level since Gallup began regularly measuring ideology in the current format in 1992.The figures are based on combined data from 13 separate Gallup polls, including interviews with more than 18,000 Americans, conducted in 2013.When Gallup began asking about ideological identification in all its polls in 1992, an average 17% of Americans said they were liberal. That dipped to 16% in 1995 and 1996, but...
  • Gallup shows workforce participation rate declining to two-year low

    01/09/2014 7:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The latest information on job creation doesn’t paint a very optimistic picture. We’ll start with the sunnier metric, the weekly initial jobless claims report, which shows the number of claims dropping back into the pre-holiday range: In the week ending January 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 330,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 349,000, a decrease of 9,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 358,750.The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending December 28, unchanged from the...
  • GALLUP: Record-High 42% of Americans Identify as Independents

    01/08/2014 11:14:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    GALLUP ^ | 01/08/2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008. The results are based on more than 18,000 interviews with Americans from 13 separate Gallup multiple-day polls conducted in 2013. In each of the last three years, at least 40% of Americans have identified as independents. These are also the only years in Gallup's...
  • Gallup: Only 5% of Religious Americans Are Non-Christians

    01/01/2014 7:16:44 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A recent Gallup poll refutes the claim made by Barack Obama on March 9, 2008 that “we are no longer a Christian nation.” Gallup found that three quarters of all Americans - a supermajority - identify themselves as Christians, with only five percent saying they are practicing members of a non-Christian faith. “We find, looking at our data, that America does in fact remain a predominantly Christian nation,” Dr. Frank Newport, Gallup’s editor in chief, said of the poll released on Christmas Eve. “Now, our overall estimation of what percent of Americans identify with the Christian religion depends a little...
  • Gallup: Obama, Clinton Continue Reign as Most Admired: 6th year in a row for Obama, 12th for Clinton

    12/30/2013 11:15:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12/30/2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Barack Obama ranks as the Most Admired Man among Americans, and Hillary Clinton is again the Most Admired Woman. Both won by comfortable margins. Sixteen percent named Obama, compared with 4% each for former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis; Clinton (15%) finished ahead of television personality Oprah Winfrey (6%), first lady Michelle Obama (5%), and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (5%). Each year, Gallup asks Americans to name, in an open-ended format, the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year's poll was conducted Dec....
  • Gallup: Health Law Seen as Obama's Biggest Achievement, Failure

    12/24/2013 5:42:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Gallup ^ | December 23, 2013 | Frank Newport
    Americans see the 2010 Affordable Care Act as President Barack Obama's greatest achievement to date as well as his biggest failure, underscoring the controversial nature of the law that is likely to define his legacy. On balance, more Americans name the healthcare law as his biggest failure (36%) than as his greatest achievement (22%). History's verdict on Obama's presidency will not be rendered for years or decades, if even then, given the continuing revision of a president's legacy that inevitably takes place after his term ends. But after he has spent almost five years in office, Americans are certainly in...
  • Obama Approval Down Most Among Hispanics in Past Year (drops 23 percent)

    12/05/2013 3:43:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 41% in November, down 12 percentage points from 53% last December, his high-water mark since his first year in office. Hispanics' approval has dropped 23 points over the last 12 months, the most among major subgroups, and nearly twice the national average. His approval rating also showed above-average declines among low-income Americans, nonwhites, moderates, and moderates who identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party. [Snip] All major subgroups showed at least some decline over the past year in their views of the way Obama is handling his job as president. The subgroups...
  • Gallup: Young voters not engaged on ObamaCare

    12/03/2013 2:20:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If there’s one thing that feeds the ObamaCare beast, it’s young, healthy consumers — the same people who voted and worked to put Barack Obama in the White House twice. In order for the system to work, insurers need to get them into the system, paying exorbitant premiums for services they will likely never use, in order to keep prices down for older, less healthy Americans who not coincidentally tend to be more politically engaged. Gallup inadvertently tested that hypothesis and proved it its latest survey: Americans younger than 30, a key group targeted by the Affordable Care Act, continue...
  • Gallup: What's in a Name? Affordable Care Act vs. Obamacare (Support tanks when called Obamacare)

    11/21/2013 2:57:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 21, 2013
    It's a truism in politics that labels matter. When President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in the Senate and House passed healthcare reform legislation in 2010, they developed an official name for the law that they thought would convey the positive benefits of the bill: "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." That name has often been shortened to "Affordable Care Act" in the years since its passage, but the bill has also come to be known as "Obamacare," a name frequently used by Obama himself. Others simply call it the healthcare law. The political news site Politico called...
  • Majority in U.S. Say Healthcare Not Gov't Responsibility

    11/19/2013 1:51:36 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The 56% of U.S. adults who now say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage continues to reflect a record high. Prior to 2009, a clear majority of Americans consistently had said the government should take responsibility for ensuring that all Americans have healthcare.
  • Gallup: Most Americans for Raising Minimum Wage

    11/12/2013 7:42:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/12/2013 | Andrew Dugan
    With momentum building at the federal and state level to increase hourly base pay, more than three-quarters of Americans (76%) say they would vote for raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour (it is currently $7.25) in a hypothetical national referendum, a five-percentage-point increase since March. About one-fifth (22%) would vote against this. Voters in New Jersey amended the state constitution last week to raise the minimum wage $1 to $8.25, by 61% to 39%. Yet a Gallup poll conducted Nov. 5-6 shows that an even greater percentage of Americans would vote for an even higher minimum wage. Of...
  • Gallup Daily Presidential Poll [Obamugabe at -14]

    11/11/2013 10:13:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/11/13
    Just released from Gallup at noon central time. Obama approval down 1 to 40%. Obama disapproval down 1 to 54%.
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (Approve 40%- Disapprove 53%)

    11/03/2013 11:23:04 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 36 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | November 3 ,2013
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.
  • U.S. Remains Divided Over Passing Stricter Gun Laws

    10/28/2013 10:12:46 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies ^ | 10/25/2013 | by Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Nearly a year after the Newtown, Conn., school shootings spawned considerable U.S. debate about passing stricter gun control laws, almost half of Americans believe the laws covering the sale of firearms should be strengthened and half say they should stay the same or be less strict. Public support for stricter gun laws is down from 58% in the days after the December 2012 Newtown shootings, and is lower than it was from 2000 through 2006, when, for the most part, solid majorities of Americans favored such laws. However, it remains slightly higher than from 2009 to 2011,...
  • For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

    10/22/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 22, 2013 | Art Swift
    For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the question in 1969, when only 12% favored legalization. Public support for legalization more than doubled in the 1970s, growing to 28%. It then plateaued during the 1980s and 1990s before inching steadily higher since 2000, reaching 50% in 2011. A sizable percentage...
  • Obama’s Job Approval Declines for 3rd Straight Quarter to Near-Record Low

    10/21/2013 10:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 21, 2013 - 5:56 AM | Susan Jones
    President Obama’s approval rating has taken another hit, dropping for the third quarter in a row, this time to 44.5 percent between July 20-Oct. 19, Gallup reported on Monday. That’s a three point decline from the previous quarter, and it is the third largest quarter-to-quarter decline of his five-year (19-quarter) presidency. Obama’s highest approval rating (63 percent) came during his first quarter as president, and by the fifth quarter, it had dropped to 48.8 percent. Obama’s lowest quarterly approval rating, 41 percent, came in the 11th quarter (third year) of his presidency. …
  • Poll finds new popularity among third parties

    10/19/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT · by sdnet · 53 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-10-19 | Steve Adcock2
    A new Gallup poll indicates that more Americans than ever recognize the need for a third party to threaten the political monopoly that Democrats and Republicans clearly represent in our country. According to Gallup, 60% of those polled believe that the United States needs a third party – that is the highest percentage of Americans answering in the affirmative since the polling organization began asking the question 10-years ago. The poll also found only a quarter of those surveyed believe the Democrats and Republicans are doing an adequate job at representing them in government.
  • Gallup Daily : Obama Job Approval (Disapproval at record 53 %)

    10/14/2013 3:37:41 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 12, 2013
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points
  • Gallup Daily Obama Job Approval: 41% Approve/52% Disapprove

    10/04/2013 10:32:32 AM PDT · by tatown · 68 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/4/13 | Gallup
    Approve - 41% Disapprove - 52%
  • Gallup: Approval of Congress Went Up After Gov’t Shutdown of 1995-96

    10/01/2013 4:33:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 1, 2013 - 8:44 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    After the federal government shutdown for 21 days from mid-December 1995 to early January 1996, the percentage of Americans who said they approved of the job Congress was doing increased, according to the Gallup poll. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who said they approved of the job then-President Bill Clinton was doing remained the same, and the percentage who said they approved of the job then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich was doing dropped by only two points. The government shutdown from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996, occurred when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives was trying to...
  • Opposition to Tea Party Drops to Near-Record Low (Gallup *Lies*:Posts Headline To The Contrary)

    09/26/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 26, 2013 | William A Jacobsen
    More people support the Tea Party than consider themselves liberal, and almost 3/4 of the electorate does not oppose the Tea Party. That’s not the headline you will see, of course. Instead, Gallup headlines its story about its most recent polling to emphasize the negative about Tea Party support, Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low. Gallup:Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low There’s only one brief time period when opposition to the Tea Party was significantly lower, but opposition now is right in the 25-29% range it’s typically been in. Tea Party support is significantly lower than three years...
  • He Has SpokenReplacing Pagan Hermeneutics

    09/12/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | Sept. 12, 2013 | Eric Metaxas
    Today we have more options for reading the Bible than ever before. While many of us still prefer our leather covers, ribbon markers, and gilded pages, the American Bible Society recently found that 41 percent of Americans read Scripture on the Internet. Twenty-nine percent say they search for Bible verses on their cell phones, and 17 percent say they use their Kindle or iPad. Yet despite all this access, pollster George Gallup has dubbed the United States “a nation of biblical illiterates.” Time magazine says: “Only half of U.S. adults know the title of even one Gospel. Most can’t name...
  • Factory orders drop 2.4% in July, layoffs up in August

    09/05/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms surged in August to their highest in half a year, with industrial goods manufacturers the hardest hit, a report on Thursday showed.</p> <p>Employers announced 50,462 layoffs last month, up 33.8 percent from 37,701 in July, according to the report from consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas.</p>
  • Gallup: Only 41% approve of ObamaCare

    08/22/2013 12:57:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on August 22, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    And almost a third of respondents still say they’re unfamiliar with ObamaCare, even as we approach T-minus one month for the individual exchanges.  Among those familiar with the Affordable Care Act, though, a majority disapproves, according to Gallup’s latest poll: Less than two months before the health insurance exchanges open nationwide, more Americans disapprove (49%) than approve (41%) of the Affordable Care Act. An additional 11% have no opinion. As this landmark legislation enters the next phase in its implementation process, it remains divisive. With the exception of a bounce likely caused by President Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012,...
  • Education Poll: Most Americans Oppose free Education for Children of Illegal Immigrants

    08/21/2013 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 8 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8/21/2013 | Beau Yarbrough
    A majority of Americans oppose free public education for the children of parents who entered the country illegally, according to a new poll released today. According to the 1,001 adults surveyed in May for the 45th annual Phi Delta Kappa International/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, the 55 percent in opposition varies dramatically by political party: 34 percent of Democrats oppose it, compared to 81 percent of Republicans.
  • The Country Overwhelmingly Disapproves of Obama's Economic Leadership

    08/15/2013 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | August 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Gallup. Now, the headline to this story: "Obama's Economic Approval Slips to 35%." That's not the way to look at this, because they have a chart here. Let me read to you the lead from the story. "Despite President Barack Obama's renewed focus on the nation's economy this summer, he scores worse with Americans on the economy than he did in June. His approval rating on the issue, now 35%, is down seven percentage points, and his ratings on taxes and the federal budget deficit are each down five points. During the same period, his overall approval...
  • Most U.S. Smokers Want to Quit, Have Tried Multiple Times (Gallup)

    08/02/2013 4:26:35 PM PDT · by Drango · 54 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 31, 2013 | Frank Newport
    Most current smokers in the U.S. would like to give up smoking. Perhaps as a testimony to their desire to quit, 85% of smokers say they have in fact tried to quit at least once in their lifetime, including 45% who have tried at least three times. ~snip Smokers on average are engaging in a habit they wish they didn't have, and, in fact, the average smoker has attempted to quit at least three times in their lifetime. The difficulty in quitting is attested to by the fact that more than seven in 10 smokers say they are addicted to...
  • Gallup: Majority would support federal law legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, 52/43

    07/29/2013 7:51:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2013 | AllahPundit
    Note well: It’s not 52/43 in favor of legalizing gay marriage. It’s 52/43 in favor of requiring, as a matter of federal statute, that gay marriage be permitted even in states where a majority oppose it. In other words, you’ve got majority support here for the anti-DOMA. Something to bear in mind come 2016, when inevitably some socially conservative GOP candidate will start talking about a Federal Marriage Amendment again. At this point, the public’s likelier to support an FMA that makes gay marriage legal as a matter of constitutional law than an FMA that outlaws it.The most arresting data...
  • Department of Justice slaps Gallup with $10.5M fine

    07/16/2013 2:33:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/16/13 | Tal Kopan
    Gallup Organization has agreed to pay the government $10.5 million to settle a false claims case against the company for allegedly inflating cost estimates in government contracts. The Justice Department announced the settlement Monday, resolving a complaint originally brought under the Whistleblower Protection Act by a former Gallup director of client services. Gallup, a research and analytics company known especially for its political polling, admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. According to the original complaint filed in 2009, Gallup allegedly inflated estimates of labor hours required for market research contracts with the U.S. Mint and U.S. Passport Agency
  • Gallup Poll Ranks Radio Fourth For Americans' News Sources

    07/09/2013 8:42:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    FMQB ^ | July 09, 2013
    Gallup has released the results of a new survey of Americans and their primary news sources. Radio was ranked fourth overall, with TV ranked #1 for information about current events. According to Gallup, 55 percent of Americans turn to television as their main source for news, followed by the Internet (21 percent), print media (nine percent) and then radio (six percent). Radio answers totaled up to six percent overall, with four percent simply answering "radio," one percent saying NPR and another one percent mentioning "Talk radio."
  • Good People Make America Great

    07/09/2013 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | Rebecca Hagelin
    A recent Gallup poll, timed for the Fourth of July, found that while most Americans (85%) are “proud to be an American,” most (71%) also believe that our Founding Fathers would be “disappointed” in the America of today. The numbers highlight the difference between our regard for our Constitution and for the people who make America great, on the one hand, and our collective distrust of government overreach on the other. The daily news is a patchwork story of America’s great people -- and I’ll share one touching example in a moment -- as well as our very real political...
  • Gallup: Fox Is America's Main Source For News

    07/08/2013 9:05:22 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 7-8-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    July 8, 2013 Gallup: Fox Is America's Main Source For News Noel Sheppard This will REALLY make liberal heads explode! A Gallup poll released moments ago found more Americans consider Fox News their main source for news than any other news outlet in the nation: Television is the main place Americans say they turn to for news about current events (55%), leading the Internet, at 21%. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications are their main news source, followed by radio, at 6%. And who came in first amongst television news providers? Fox is considered the number one news...
  • Poll: Most Parents Don’t Want Their Children to Be Politicians

    07/06/2013 7:37:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 5, 2013 - 8:31 AM | Susan Jones
    If you had a child/son/daughter, would you like to see him or her go into politics as a life’s work? That’s how Gallup phrased its questions to a random sample of 2,048 adults, 18 and older, living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The telephone survey on June 20-24 found that by a 2-to-1 margin—64 percent to 31 percent—the answer was no, Americans would not like their child to go in to politics as a career. … Gallup found that non-whites were much more likely than whites to want a political career for their offspring. Democrats tended...
  • Gallup: Republicans More Proud To Be American Than Democrats

    07/04/2013 1:45:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 4, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    In recognition of Independence Day, Gallup has released a poll on whether American citizens are still proud to be American.
  • In U.S., 43% of Uninsured Unaware They Must Get Coverage [Or be fined (taxed)]

    06/28/2013 8:25:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/28/2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    The vast majority of Americans, 81%, say they are aware of the 2010 Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) requirement that most Americans must carry health insurance or pay a fine. Americans who are currently uninsured -- those most directly affected by this requirement -- are much less likely to be aware of the provision, with 56% saying they know about it and 43% saying they are unaware. The results are based on a June 20-24 Gallup poll, which asked a series of questions on the ACA, the comprehensive healthcare reform bill signed into law by President Obama in 2010. Many of...
  • Gallup: Americans' Confidence in Newspapers Continues to Erode

    06/17/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/17/2013 | Elizabeth Mendes
    Americans' confidence in newspapers fell slightly to 23% this year, from 25% in 2012 and 28% in 2011. The percentage of Americans saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers has been generally trending downward since 1979, when it reached a high of 51%. Newspapers rank near the bottom on a list of 16 societal institutions Gallup measured in a June 1-4 survey. Television news is tied with newspapers on the list, with 23% of Americans also expressing confidence in it. That is up slightly from the all-time low of 21% found last year....
  • Bush More Popular than Obama (new Gallup polls)

    06/11/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11 June 2013, 1:19 PM EDT | John Nolte
    In a Gallup tracking poll released Tuesday, former-President George W. Bush currently stands with a favorability rating of 49%, compared to 46% who see the 43rd president unfavorably. Meanwhile, another Gallup poll shows President Obama with only a 47% approval rating, with 44% disapproving. …
  • Less People Working Now Than A Year Ago; Gallup Warns Recent Job Gains Not Sustained In May

    06/06/2013 1:37:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/06/2013 | Tyler Durden
    As the world waits breathless for some Goldilocks print in tomorrow's non-farm payroll data, Gallup's most recent survey of employment trends does not paint a pretty picture for the real economy. Though, by the 'adjustment bureau' and their Arima-X goal-seeking, nothing is ever clear, not only is the payroll-to-population (the number of people working) worse than a year ago but the unemployment rate is also rising with under-employment - at 18.0% - near 15 month highs. If the NFP print plays out in line with this, the estimate of 165k will be woefully over-optimistic, leaving the question of whether...
  • Gallup explains what went wrong in 2012 (Obama won?)

    06/05/2013 11:45:14 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4, 2013 | Scott Clement
    The Gallup Poll’s misfire in the 2012 election was caused by a variety of defects in the way the firm conducts surveys, according to the organization’s top pollster, who provided the most detailed explanation to date of how the firm plans to improve their polling accuracy in future elections. The four factors he listed: 1. Likely voter model shifted too far toward Romney While most likely voter models improved Romney’s 2012 standing, Gallup’s resulted in a larger-than-average four-point shift. In particular, the finding mirrors problems in the 2008 New Hampshire primary, when Gallup’s likely voter model produced larger errors than...
  • GALLUP: U.S. Job Creation Best in Five Years

    06/05/2013 8:41:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    GALLUP ^ | 06/05/2013 | Elizabeth Mendes
    Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index increased to 22 in May, the highest score for any month since April 2008. The Job Creation Index is now much improved from the all-time monthly low of -5 recorded in February and April 2009. The net job creation score is based on 37% of workers telling Gallup that their employer is hiring new people and expanding the size of its workforce, and 15% saying their company is letting people go and reducing the size of its workforce. The percentage "hiring" is the highest since August 2008 and the percentage "letting people go" is the...
  • GALLUP: Most Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in U.S.

    05/29/2013 8:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    GALLUP ^ | 05/29/2013 | Frank Newport
    Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion's influence is increasing. These represent Americans' most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. Americans over the years have generally been more likely to say religion is losing rather than increasing its influence in American life. In addition to the previous peak in views that religion was losing its influence measured in 1969 and 1970, at least 60% of Americans thought religion was losing its influence in 1991-1994, in 1997 and...
  • Fewer Americans Identify as Economic Conservatives in 2013 (30% liberal on social issues)

    05/24/2013 1:50:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    GALLUP ^ | 05/24/2013 | Andrew Dugan
    Forty-one percent of Americans now characterize their economic views as "conservative," or "very conservative," the lowest since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and on par with where views were in May 2008. This year's downtick in the percentage of Americans identifying as economically conservative has been accompanied by an uptick in the percentage identifying as economically moderate -- now 37% of Americans, up from 32% last year. The percentage of Americans calling themselves economic liberals has remained virtually unchanged from last year at 19%, and has not fluctuated much since 2001. The findings are based on Gallup's annual...
  • Gallup Poll: Majority Now Say Gay Sex, Unwed Births, Are Morally OK

    05/21/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 113 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 21, 2013 | Napp Nazworth
    May 21, 2013|8:34 am A Gallup poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that sexual relations between two men or two women, and unmarried women having a baby, are morally acceptable. In the new survey, 59 percent of American adults answered that gay or lesbian relations are morally acceptable, a 19 percentage point increase since 2001 when only 40 percent said it was morally acceptable.Sixty percent of respondents said that having a baby outside of marriage was morally acceptable, a 15 percentage point increase since 2002 when only 45 percent said it was morally acceptable.Of the 20 issues which...
  • Gallup: Americans' Attention to IRS, Benghazi Stories Below Average

    05/17/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/16/2013 | Frank Newport
    Slim majorities of Americans are very or somewhat closely following the situations involving the Internal Revenue Service (54%) and the congressional hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and its aftermath (53%) -- comparatively low based on historical measures of other news stories over the last two decades. These results are based on a May 14-15 Gallup poll. Despite extensive news coverage of these stories in recent days, the level of attention being paid to each is below the average 60% of Americans who have closely followed more than 200 news stories Gallup has measured over...