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, Jobs, consumer confidence
Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Democrats, Republicans
The polling firm Gallup has gathered new data on how Americans feel about certain key economic phrases such as free enterprise, capitalism, and federal government.
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday
Long lines, huge crowds, frenzied shopping -- how many people are willing to brave the juggernaut known as Black Friday to get a good deal?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Food, Gallup
You don't need to wait until Black Friday -- shopping will start today in many places. But are consumers ready to spend?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, budget deficit, Congress
When it comes to the fiscal cliff, Americans do not give Republicans or Democrats a mandate on the issue.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 elections, Unemployment, Barack Obama
This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.
Posted In: Latino voters
With the election over and the numbers in, pollsters are now combing through the data to tell us who voted and what they were saying when they cast their votes. This year's big surprise: Latino turnout.
Posted In: polls, 2012 election
Gallup's editor-in-chief on last night's election results and the rise of poll "aggregators."
Posted In: Election Day, Hurricane Sandy
Voter turnout may be lower than expected on the East Coast, but results could stay the same.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, jobs report
Ahead of the government's jobs report tomorrow, Gallup is predicting a decrease in unemployment from the organization's independent polling.