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.

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Features by Frank Newport

'Hispanic vote' different from generation to generation

A lot of people tend to say there's the Hispanic market, or politically, there are Hispanic voters. But it really does vary on whether the respondent is an immigrant, their parents came here, or both them and their parents were born in the U.S.
Posted In: Hispanics

American people like some parts of the health care law

The healthcare law itself may be unpopular but parts of it are quite attractive to the American people, according to Gallup research.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act

How Americans feel about their health care

Ahead of today's health care ruling, we check in with Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport about how Americans feel about their health care, especially compared to the rest of the world.
Posted In: health care

Consumer confidence down, not good for Obama

Gallup's editor-in-chief talks about the negative numbers on consumer confidence in the U.S., and how it might affect the presidential election.
Posted In: consumer confidence

How Americans view institutions, big and small

As part of our weekly Attitude Check, we look at recent Gallup data on how Americans feel about big versus small business, government, and other institutions.
Posted In: big business, Small Business, government, apple

Americans react to Obama's immigration decision

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and President Obama will both be speaking to Hispanic leaders at a gathering in Orlando this week. The speeches come just days after the Obama Administration announced it will ease immigration laws.
Posted In: Immigration, Gallup, Hispanics

Americans' attitudes on immigration are shifting

Gallup's Frank Newport has the data pertaining to the Obama administration's announcement last week on immigration policy.
Posted In: Immigration, illegal immigration

Do Americans support the Affordable Care Act?

Any day now, the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act will come down. Two years since the act was passed, what do American's think of the reforms?
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, 2012 election

What do Americans think about health care reform?

The Supreme Court is about to hand down its decision on the health care reform bill. Gallup's Frank Newport reveals what Americans think.
Posted In: health care reform law

Americans concerned over Fed's low interest rates

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may announce a new plan for interest rates today on Capitol Hill. Six in 10 Americans want the Federal Reserve to consider the negative impact of low interest rates on retirees and savings.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, retirement savings

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