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: interest rates, Federal Reserve, retirement savings
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: Europe debt crisis, U.S.
Experts say the European debt crisis could derail halting economic growth in the U.S., but do Americans care?
Posted In: Housing
Gallup's Frank Newport reveals the data on what Americans think about home prices and the housing market.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Gallup, 2012 election, unions
According to Gallup, what you do for a living, not how much money you make, may determine your vote in November.
Posted In: austerity
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: Mitt Romney
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, Barack Obama, 2012 election
Gallup's latest polls reveal which presidential candidate Americans believe can best fix the U.S. economy.
Posted In: gay marriage
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: Rich, the wealthy, wealth
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: Bill Clinton, Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner
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?