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

Do Americans agree with Obama's economic concerns?

In this week's Attitude Check, we get feedback from Gallup about how Americans feel about the various issues that President Barack Obama brought up in his exclusive Marketplace interview.
Posted In: President Obama, Barack Obama

Do Americans approve of Obama's energy plan?

President Obama is touting a new "all of the above" energy plan that supports more of both oil and alternative energy production. What do Americans want in an energy policy?
Posted In: Barack Obama, energy, Oil, alternative energy

Attitude Check: Consumer confidence and global warming

Your politics even determines your take on the weather outside.
Posted In: Barack Obama, consumer confidence, global warming

How gas prices are affecting Americans

According to the latest Gallup data, Americans could withstand over $5 a gallon for gasoline before they had to significantly change their buying habits.
Posted In: gas, Oil, 2012 election

Should the government play a role in job creation?

According to the latest Gallup poll, most Americans say yes.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Where does the middle class begin and end?

According to Gallup's latest data, about two-thirds of Americans who put themselves as the middle class, and most voters overall are not concerned about the wealth gap.
Posted In: wealth gap, middle class

How do Americans feel about health care reform?

Frank Newport, the editor-in-chief of Gallup, talks about Americans' attitude toward health care reform and the role it could play in this year's presidential election.
Posted In: health care, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, health care reform law

The view of the auto industry, then and now

The auto industry bailout continues to be a point of controversy among the general population of America, but the view of carmakers has made a bit of a comeback in the last few years.
Posted In: Michigan, Auto, bailout, Gallup

How important are a presidential candidate's moral values?

Gallup asked Americans whether they value a candidate's moral values over his or her ability to fix the economy.
Posted In: 2012 election

What Americans think about President Obama's budget

Do Americans agree with President Obama's latest budget proposal? Gallup's editor-in-chief Frank Newport explains what Americans want the government to cut and spend more money on.
Posted In: federal budget, obama budget, Barack Obama, budget

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