Frank Newport, Ph.D., is Editor in Chief at Gallup. He is coauthor of Winning the White House 2008: The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion and the Presidency and author of Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People. He is coauthor with Stuart Rothenberg of The Evangelical Voter and coeditor of The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2004-2009. His articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in the American Sociological Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Dr. Newport is 2010-2011 president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He is also vice-president of the National Council on Public Polls and serves on the Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. He has served on the University of Michigan Program in Survey Methodology External Advisory Committee. Dr. Newport is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, discussing public opinion and the collective views of the American people. His weekly radio show "What Are We Thinking?" is produced and syndicated by Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY-FM. Before joining Gallup, Dr. Newport taught sociology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, was news director and talk show host at KTRH Radio in Houston, and was a partner at a market research and public opinion research firm in Houston. He received his doctorate degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Posted In: Economy, health care, energy bills, debt ceiling
When asked about how the economy directly impacts their lives, most Americans give the obvious answers -- and a couple of surprises too.
Posted In: vacation, Gallup
Hawaii, Australia and Italy top the list of America's dream destinations.
Posted In: Gallup, Republicans, Democrats, Economy
How confident are you about our economic future? A survey from the polling firm Gallup finds the answer may have more to do with politics than economics.
Posted In: employment, Gallup, Economy
When asked if the next year will be one of prosperity or difficulty, 65 percent of those surveyed see difficulty in their future.
Posted In: Barack Obama, hillary clinton, Gallup
As you look back at 2012, who did you most admire? Was it an Olympian? A musician? A business leader?
Posted In: fiscal cliff
The President is back in Washington today to deal with the Fiscal Cliff. A long-term deal is unlikely at this late date. Now the hope is lawmakers can find a stopgap solution to prevent higher taxes and big spending cuts.
Posted In: guns, gun control
In the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the debate around tighter gun control quickly became a national conversation.
Posted In: elections, marijuana, unions
Michigan workers protested Governor Rick Snyder's decision to pass the right-to-work bills into law yesterday. They say the laws weaken unions.
Posted In: unions, Michigan, right to work, Rick Snyder
The news of Michigan's 'right-to-work' law has reignited the debate about the role of unions in our country today, so how is the issue playing with the American public?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Obama
With just about three weeks left until Congress runs up against its fiscal cliff deadline, how is the public viewing the debate?