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, living standards
Our Attitude Check this week looks what Americans are concerned about within the economy and also how they feel about the future of their standard of living.
Posted In: unemployment, Jobs, consumer confidence
The government's jobless data for December comes out Friday. Gallup has its own unemployment measures. Here's a preview.
Posted In: 2012 election, Gallup
The economy is shaping up to the top issue of this election year. How does that compare to the last election in 2008?
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Gallup, Obama
Heading into the election year, we speak to Frank Newport at Gallup about how Obama's economic policies are faring in the American public, and why the economy will be the biggest issue in 2012.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Iowa, business
How do Americans feel about all the GOP candidates before next Tuesday? Also, Gallup's most admired people of 2011, and gauging support for the Democrats and the Republicans after the payroll tax cuts showdown.
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C.
We speak to Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, about whether Americans want the payroll tax extended, and what the controversy in Washington could do to consumer confidence.
Posted In: consumer confidence
The latest data from Gallup show that people are feeling better about the economy this holiday season, but worse about the U.S. government.
Posted In: Gallup, Europe debt crisis, 2012 election
We speak to Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, about how much Americans really care about the ongoing crisis in Europe.
Posted In: income, poverty, wealth, equality
There is growing disparity between the "haves" and the "have nots," but most Americans say they don't think the government should focus on closing the gap