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: 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?
Posted In: consumer confidence, Retirement
Gallup's latest surveys asked how Americans were feeling about their personal finances, and whether they think they'll be able to retire comfortably.
Posted In: Gallup, Jobs, Unemployment
In just a little while, we'll hear the latest on how many people were forced to sign up for unemployment benefits. But how's the job market doing if you actually ask people?
Posted In: Investing
Hint: It's not the stock market.
Posted In: smart phones, computer
Surprising news from the polling firm Gallup that young people in America are in fact concerned they are spending too much time in front of their phones and computers.
Posted In: Buffett Rule, Taxes
The Obama administration has been arguing strongly this week for the Buffett Rule, which would raise taxes on those making $1 million a year or more. According to the latest Gallup polls, a majority of Americans are in favor of it.
Posted In: cities, Jobs
Are some cities doing better than others when it comes to recovery, and a positive outlook for jobs in the near future?
Posted In: Jobs
According to Gallup's latest polls, Oklahoma City sits at the top of the list of cities that are hiring. A number of California cities round out the bottom of the list.
Posted In: health care reform law, Gallup, health care
Arguments for and against the legality of the Affordable Care Act wrapped up yesterday in the Supreme Court, and today, in our weekly Attitude Check, we look at how the average American feels about the law.
Posted In: health care reform law
According to Gallup, a majority of Americans don't anticipate many positive changes to come with the Affordable Care Act. Support for health care reform roughly tracks the same numbers as President Obama's approval ratings.