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Who Americans trust with big economic decisions

May 3, 2012
Bill Clinton is warning Europeans that the prescription of austerity, quote "continues to be pushed in the face of evidence that it won't work." For those not inclined to accept this kind of economic advice from an ex-U.S. president, the question arises: who do Americans trust to handle these matters?
Posted In: Bill Clinton, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner

Are Americans ready to start buying homes again?

Apr 26, 2012
According to recent Gallup data, Americans feel home prices are still at a pretty low level -- but that also means many think it is a great time to buy.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

Are Americans confident in their economic futures?

Apr 26, 2012
Gallup's latest surveys asked how Americans were feeling about their personal finances, and whether they think they'll be able to retire comfortably.
Posted In: consumer confidence, Retirement

Americans, employment and the 'Optimism Gap'

Apr 19, 2012
In just a little while, we'll hear the latest on how many people were forced to sign up for unemployment benefits. But how's the job market doing if you actually ask people?
Posted In: Gallup, Jobs, Unemployment

Where today's Americans are investing their money

Apr 19, 2012
Hint: It's not the stock market.
Posted In: Investing

The time Americans devote to technology

Apr 12, 2012
Surprising news from the polling firm Gallup that young people in America are in fact concerned they are spending too much time in front of their phones and computers.
Posted In: smart phones, computer

Do Americans care about the Buffett Rule?

Apr 12, 2012
The Obama administration has been arguing strongly this week for the Buffett Rule, which would raise taxes on those making $1 million a year or more. According to the latest Gallup polls, a majority of Americans are in favor of it.
Posted In: Buffett Rule, Taxes

The regional differences in the U.S. job market

Apr 5, 2012
Are some cities doing better than others when it comes to recovery, and a positive outlook for jobs in the near future?
Posted In: cities, Jobs

Which cities have the most jobs?

Apr 5, 2012
According to Gallup's latest polls, Oklahoma City sits at the top of the list of cities that are hiring. A number of California cities round out the bottom of the list.
Posted In: Jobs

How Americans feel about health care reform

Mar 29, 2012
Arguments for and against the legality of the Affordable Care Act wrapped up yesterday in the Supreme Court, and today, in our weekly Attitude Check, we look at how the average American feels about the law.
Posted In: health care reform law, Gallup, health care

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Attitude Check is a regular segement from Marketplace and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank M. Newport public opinion of the economy on issues from income to politics to consumer confidence with data, insight, and expert commentary.