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Americans aren't paying attention to jobs reports

Jun 7, 2012
Taking a look at Gallup's latest data on whether people pay attention to the government's unemployment reports, and whether they feel the economic recovery is on the right track.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Americans not concerned with euro crisis

May 31, 2012
Experts say the European debt crisis could derail halting economic growth in the U.S., but do Americans care?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, U.S.

A majority of Americans believe home prices will rise

May 31, 2012
Gallup's Frank Newport reveals the data on what Americans think about home prices and the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

How your job shapes your vote for president

May 24, 2012
According to Gallup, what you do for a living, not how much money you make, may determine your vote in November.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gallup, 2012 election, unions

What Americans think about austerity vs. growth

May 24, 2012
Europe is debating the two. So, too, are many in the States. Frank Newport at Gallup talks about what Americans are saying about austerity here and in Europe.
Posted In: austerity

Which candidate can better steer the economy?

May 17, 2012
Gallup's latest polls reveal which presidential candidate Americans believe can best fix the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 election

Pollster: Romney favored as candidate to fix the economy

May 17, 2012
According to Gallup, Mitt Romney currently has the edge on Barack Obama on who Americans think will do a better job on the U.S. economy. Obama also has to worry about the perceptions of his own wealth.
Posted In: Mitt Romney

How do Americans feel about gay marriage?

May 10, 2012
According to recent Gallup data, Americans are split on legalized same-sex marriage. How might the issue play out among voters this election year?
Posted In: gay marriage

What Americans think about the rich

May 10, 2012
Contrary to all the talk of the 1 percent and the 99 percent, Gallup polls reveal that Americans might not be so weary of the rich after all.
Posted In: Rich, the wealthy, wealth

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



About this collection

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.