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  • Trump is now losing his offensive momentum

    02/20/2017 9:06:05 PM PST · by granada · 54 replies
    The Globe Times, China ^ | 2017/2/20 23:48:39 | The Globe Times
    Monday marks the end of US President Donald Trump's first month in office. US mainstream media spared no efforts in satirizing and criticizing him. The latest Gallup poll released Saturday local time shows that Trump only had a 40 percent approval rating, 21 percentage points below the average rating for presidents in their first month in office. Trump said that "any negative poll is fake news," but analysts believe he does care about the results. Trump's first month in the Oval Office can only be described as bumpy. He is now losing his offensive momentum and is entering the stalemate...
  • Trump's job approval rating hits a new low

    02/12/2017 1:06:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/12/17 | Rebecca Savransky
    President Trump's job approval rating hit a new low Saturday, according to new Gallup polling. Only 40 percent of Americans approve of the job that the president is doing, while 55 percent disapprove, according to the Gallup poll, which tracks the percentage of Americans who approve of disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president. The results are based on a three-day rolling average.
  • Poll: Trump reaches majority disapproval in eight days

    01/30/2017 10:59:26 PM PST · by granada · 73 replies
    TheHill ^ | January 29, 2017 - 08:38 PM EST | JENNIFER CALFAS
    A majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump's work during his first week in the White House - breaking a record of how long it generally takes the majority of Americans to disapprove of a president. On Saturday, 51 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump, a Gallup poll found. The poll tracks daily approval ratings for Trump by surveying 1,500 Americans. It took just eight days to reach these ratings. It took at least several hundred days for the majority of Americans to disapprove of past presidents.
  • Gallup Poll: Obama Overall Average Approval Rating Lower Than Nixon, Bush

    01/26/2017 5:39:50 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/26/17 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former President Barack Obama had an overall average approval rating of 47.9 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Friday. Obama is behind Richard Nixon, who resigned from office, and George W. Bush, who had an approval rating drop to 25 percent toward the end of his term, CNS News reported. {..snip..}
  • Gallup: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals in U.S. 36% to 25%

    01/03/2017 10:52:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 3, 2017 | 7:05 AM EST | Susan Jones
    More Americans identify themselves as conservative than as liberal or moderate, a new Gallup poll says. While the percentage of conservatives has stayed about the same since the early 1990s, the percentage of liberals has increased and the percentage of moderates has fallen. The poll found that in 2016, 36 percent of Americans said they are conservative, compared with 25 percent who identified as liberal (up from 17 percent in the 1990s); and 34 percent who identified as moderate (down from 43 percent in the early 1990s). Since Gallup started to routinely measure Americans’ political ideology in 1992, conservative identification...
  • Obama Bests Trump as Most Admired Man in 2016

    12/28/2016 7:01:02 PM PST · by traumer · 88 replies
    22% name Barack Obama as most admired man; 15% name Donald Trump Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman 9th time Obama has won; 21st time for Clinton PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans are most likely to name President Barack Obama as the man they admire most in 2016. Twenty-two percent mentioned Obama in response to the open-ended question. President-elect Donald Trump was second at 15%. It is Obama's ninth consecutive win, but the seven-percentage-point margin this year is his narrowest victory yet. The results are based on a Dec. 7-11 poll. Since 1946, Gallup has asked Americans to name the...
  • Support for Abolishing Electoral College Hits Historic Low in Gallup Poll

    12/06/2016 3:51:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 6, 2016 | 3:33 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the wake of an election in which Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but Donald Trump was elected president by winning the Electoral College, a survey showed the lowest percentage of people ever in a Gallup poll saying they would support amending the Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College and decide presidential elections by the popular vote. “This year, for the first time in the 49 years Gallup has asked about it, less than half of Americans want to replace the Electoral College with a popular vote system,” Gallup said in an analysis of its poll results. Gallup’s latest...
  • Gallup: Half of Americans More Confident in Trump Since Election

    11/16/2016 5:39:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 16, 2016 | 3:37 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    A little over half — 51 percent — of Americans are “more confident” in President-elect Donald Trump’s ability to serve as president based on his actions in the past few days post-election, according to a national Gallup poll released Wednesday. Forty percent of those surveyed described themselves as “less confident” in the president-elect in the November 9th to 13th poll, while nine percent had no opinion on it or were indifferent. Gallup noted that the percentage who are “more confident” in Trump days after his election is similar to the percentage more confident in Bill Clinton (53%) and in George...
  • Gallup: Economic Confidence Surges After Trump Beats Hillary for White House

    11/15/2016 2:44:37 PM PST · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 15 Nov 2016 | F McGuire
    Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index soared 13 points last week to turn positive for the first time since March 2015 in the wake of Donald Trump’s White House victory. Republicans' economic outlook also improved drastically. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index moved from a slightly negative evaluation (-10) to a slightly positive one (+3). The index had been consistently negative throughout the year leading up to the election. The increase in economic confidence mostly stems from Republicans' more positive views after Republican Donald Trump won the election. Gallup has previously noted that Americans view the economy through a political lens. Republicans have had...
  • Gallup: 84 Percent Of Americans Accept Trump As President,

    11/13/2016 5:52:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The 2016 election is over—and Donald J. Trump is the winner. Period. There are no recounts. There are no electoral irregularities. No Russian hacking occurred. And no—signing a petition to get electors to cast their ballots for Clinton isn’t going to happen. Also, rioting in the streets isn’t going to wash away Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss to Trump. It’s the ultimate triggering. Progressive snowflakes are losing their minds, but their violent temper tantrums are mostly centered in the most liberal parts of the country. These nonsensical antics are in Portland, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco bay area, and Philadelphia....
  • What Americans said they'd heard about the candidates may hold the key...

    11/10/2016 3:24:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    AOL ^ | 10/111/16 | Rebecca Harrington
    Trump's branding acumen may have been crucial to his upset victory on Tuesday. From July to September, Gallup asked Americans what they had heard, read, or seen about presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A few obvious trends emerged in the word clouds published by Gallup in September and formed from 30,000 interviews. .....
  • Support for “Assault Rifles” Ban at all time Low Gallup

    11/07/2016 1:30:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gallop released results of a poll taken on the 5-9 of October, 2016.  The last time they had asked the question was in 2012.   Support for a ban is the lowest it has ever been, since the question was first asked.I am not surprised at the drop.  It indicates that the population is becoming more educated about crime and “assault rifles”.  Gallup notes that the drop in support for an “assault rifle” ban correlates with a general decline in trust in the government. Historically, people who own guns have been far, far less in favor of placing more infringements...
  • Support for "Assault Rifles" Ban at all time Low Gallup

    11/05/2016 8:40:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gallop released results of a poll taken on the 5-9 of October, 2016.  The last time they had asked the question was in 2012.   Support for a ban is the lowest it has ever been, since the question was first asked. I am not surprised at the drop.  It indicates that the population is becoming more educated about crime and "assault rifles".  Gallup notes that the drop in support for an "assault rifle" ban correlates with a general decline in trust in the government. Historically, people who own guns have been far, far less in favor of placing more infringements...
  • Gallup poll shows trust in media plunging to an all-time low

    09/15/2016 11:25:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/15/16 | Robert Laurie
    But still way too high... It doesn’t matter who you are. If you’re awake, if you’re paying attention to what’s going on in the world around you, there’s a good chance you don’t trust the press. Considering the inarguable fact that most mainstream media outlets are little more than regurgitators for Democrat talking points, this is hardly surprising. If they ever really existed, the days of non-partisan journalistic curiosity and integrity are long gone. We know this, and we cite examples every day. Now we have some polling that shows just how far the mighty fourth estate has fallen. According...
  • Gallup Poll: Americans' Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low

    09/14/2016 2:20:50 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Gallup ^ | September 14, 2016 | Art Swift
    Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly" has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year. [Snip] Republicans Fuel Drop in Media TrustWhile it is clear Americans' trust in the media has been eroding over time, the election campaign may be the reason that it has fallen so sharply this year. With many Republican leaders and conservative pundits saying Hillary Clinton has received overly positive...
  • American trust in news media falls to lowest level in history: Gallup poll

    09/14/2016 2:13:03 PM PDT · by FenwickBabbitt · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    A major pollster has some stark news: “Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media ‘to report the news fully, accurately and fairly’ has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32 percent saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year,” writes Art Swift, an analyst for the Gallup poll, which first asked the nation to weigh in on the press in 1972. ... “Republicans who say they have trust in the media has plummeted to 14 percent from 32% a year...
  • America Fatter, More Stressed Out Since Obama Took Office

    09/08/2016 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2016 | Caroline May
    First lady Michelle Obama has been encouraging healthy eating and exercise for years, but her efforts have failed to make a dent in the national obesity rate, which has increased since President Barack Obama took office. According to the results of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Wednesday, the obesity rate in the U.S. increased 2.5 percentage points from 25.5 percent in 2008 to 28.0 percent in 2015. While the national obesity rate is on the rise, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) are the one generation that has seen its obesity rate decline. Since 2008, the obesity rate among...
  • Gallup: Life got better for pretty much everyone under Obama

    09/01/2016 9:34:47 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    "The percentages of U.S. whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians who are thriving have all increased during the Obama era," Gallup notes. The percentage of blacks thriving has risen by about 6 points, as has the percentage of whites and Hispanics. Asian thriving has risen by about 10 points since 2008.
  • Gallup Poll: Donald Trump Currently Holds 32% of National Hispanic Vote…

    08/29/2016 5:24:59 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | August 29, 2016 | sundance
    There’s something odd that seems to consistently happen when corporate Wall Street media narratives are in diametric opposition to factual reality; they begin a process of trying to quantify their fallacy. An example today comes from the notoriously globalist-minded Gallup Polling Group. But first, it’s important to understand the Gallup ideology (just to avoid being labeled “conspiratorial” etc.) – in their own words: […] Gallup has committed the next century to achieving a global endeavor of peerless magnitude, integrity, and strategic value — the Gallup World Poll. Gallup’s World Poll continually surveys the wellbeing, behaviors, and attitudes of the world’s...
  • Trump, Clinton Favorability Back to Pre-Convention Levels

    08/11/2016 1:29:51 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 38 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | 8/11/16 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans' views of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are almost exactly the same now as …
  • Gallup Poll: "I'm (Not) With Her" - Clinton's Image Lowest In 24 Years

    07/26/2016 1:45:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | July 26, 2016
    As the DNC ramps up to full force, new polling data from Gallup suggests that Hillary's favorability ratings have dipped to their lowest levels in the 24 years of her public career. The latest poll, conducted July 16-23, revealed that only 38% of respondents had a favorable view of Hillary vs. 57% unfavorable. This poll should come as little surprise to anyone who watched the DNC fiasco yesterday where the crowd of Democrats often erupted into chants of "Lock Her Up." We suspect that there is further downside for Hillary on the favorability scale as the majority of this poll...
  • Bush Still Leads Obama in Blame for U.S. Economic Troubles

    07/09/2016 11:17:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/7/16
    [As the man child's occupancy of the Oval Office] enters its final months, more Americans still blame George W. Bush than Obama for the nation's economic ills. When asked how much they blame each president for current economic problems, 64% of Americans say Bush deserves a "great deal" or "moderate amount" of blame, compared with 50% for Obama.
  • Gallup: Euthanasia Now Accepted by 69% of Americans

    06/25/2016 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 24, 2016 | 2:33 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    A Gallup poll released today, June 24, found that the majority of Americans believe euthanasia should be legal, with 69 percent agreeing that when a person has an incurable disease and requests euthanasia “doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means.” The first time Gallup found a majority in favor of euthanasia was 1973. The percentage in favor of euthanasia grew from 53 percent in 1973 to 65 percent in 1990. […] While 69 percent of Americans agreed that doctors should be allowed to end patients’ lives by painless means, only 51 percent...
  • Gallup: Satisfaction With Country Under Obama Is Lowest Since Carter

    06/10/2016 7:21:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    cns news ^ | 10 June, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    <p>According to Gallup, Americans' satisfaction levels with the way things are going in the U.S. are low and President Obama will be leaving office with a lower overall satisfaction average of any president since Jimmy Carter.</p> <p>Only 29% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. according to the Gallup poll conducted during the first week of June.</p>
  • Most Americans Say Birth Control and Divorce Are 'Morally Acceptable,' Gallup Poll Finds

    06/10/2016 6:16:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 6/9/16 | Michael Gryboski
    60 Percent Think Gay Relationships Are OK, but Only 14 Percent Say Polygamy Is AlrightA large majority of Americans consider birth control and divorce "morally acceptable," according to the findings of a Gallup poll released this week. Gallup noted Wednesday that nearly nine in 10 Americans consider birth control usage to be morally acceptable and about seven in 10 found divorce to be morally acceptable. The two items were the top rated issues in a list of 19 different subjects that included gambling, the death penalty, pornography, polygamy, gay or lesbian relations, and abortion. With its 89 percent favorability rating,...
  • Gallup: 60% of Americans Have Positive Image of Capitalism

    05/19/2016 3:28:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 19, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT | Michael Morris
    In 2016, a majority of Americans (60%) have a positive image of capitalism, while only 35 percent have a positive image of socialism, a recent Gallup poll shows. According to Gallup, “Americans’ image of socialism is no better now than it was six years ago.” Indeed, it is slightly worse. Back in 2010, a greater percentage (36%) of Americans had a positive view of socialism than do today (35%), and in 2012, 39 percent of Americans had a positive view of socialism, denoting a four percent drop between then and now. Meanwhile, capitalism saw only a marginal drop over the...
  • Cruz's Image Plummets, Trump's Improves Among Republicans

    05/03/2016 5:32:33 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 76 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | 05/02/2016 | Frank Newport
    Ted Cruz -- attempting to hold on to the narrowing possibility that he can wrest the GOP nomination away from front-runner Donald Trump -- faces a crucial Indiana primary on Tuesday. Meanwhile, and perhaps ominously for Cruz, he has run into headwinds among Republicans at the national level. His image has essentially nosedived over the past week or two, while Trump's image has become more positive. Republicans' views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup's history of tracking the Texas senator. His image among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents is at 39% favorable and 45% unfavorable, based on April 24-30...
  • Gallup: Trump Has a Major Image Problem With Hispanics

    03/12/2016 11:44:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/11/2016 | Frank Newport
    Trump has 12% favorable, 77% unfavorable image among HispanicsTrump has become better known, but more disliked since summerRubio, Kasich and Cruz have much more positive images among Hispanics PRINCETON, N.J. -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a major image problem among U.S. Hispanics, with 77% saying they view him unfavorably and just 12% viewing him favorably. This gives Trump by far the most negative image among Hispanics of any of the four Republican candidates. He also has a much more negative image among Hispanics than the two Democratic candidates.This latest update is based on Gallup Daily tracking data collected...
  • Gallup last year: Plurality of Americans have never heard of Antonin Scalia

    02/17/2016 9:14:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2016 | AllahPundit
    Normally here’s where I’d say “this isn’t America” except that this really is America, a land where 10 percent of college graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court.Scalia passing right at the moment that Trump is poised to take over the GOP feels like some sort of Biblical omen.Follow the link up top to Gallup’s article and you’ll find some data that’ll likely shock you as much as it shocked me: Even among conservatives, Scalia’s net favorable rating as of last summer stood at just +6. (Among Democrats, his rating was net -7. Who would have guessed...
  • Gallup Finds More Libertarians in the Electorate

    02/11/2016 10:47:13 AM PST · by Persephone Kore · 23 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | February 10, 2016 | David Boaz
    February 10, 2016 8:30AM Gallup Finds More Libertarians in the Electorate By David Boaz The Gallup Poll has a new estimate of the number of libertarians in the American electorate. In their 2015 Governance survey they find that 27 percent of respondents can be characterized as libertarians, the highest number it has ever found. The latest results also make libertarians the largest group in the electorate, as compared to 26 percent conservative, 23 percent liberal, and 15 percent populist.For more than a dozen years now, the Gallup Poll has been using two questions to categorize respondents by ideology: Some people...
  • Gallup: New Hampshire Now Least Religious State in U.S.

    02/06/2016 8:11:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/06/2016 | Frank Newport
    New Hampshire is the least religious state in the U.S., edging out Vermont in Gallup's 2015 state-by-state analysis. Mississippi has extended its eight-year streak as the most religious state, followed closely by neighboring Alabama. These state-by-state results are based on over 174,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking in 2015, including more than 480 interviews in every state and more than 1,000 interviews in most states. Complete results and sample sizes are shown at the end of the article. Gallup classifies Americans into three religious groups based on their responses to a question measuring religious service attendance and...
  • Gallup: Jeb Bush Only Republican Candidate With Net Unfavorable Rating

    02/06/2016 8:52:10 AM PST · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    A recent survey from Gallup shows that Jeb Bush is the only candidate with a net unfavorable rating — even after he’s aired millions of dollars of ads to promote his candidacy. Since July, Bush’s net favorable rating has gone from 27 points in to negative one point, according to the survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s even lower than Donald Trump, widely considered to be the most controversial candidate in the Republican field. Forty-five percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Bush, ten points more than Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the lowest unfavorable ratings with...
  • Poll: Trump is least popular of all 2016 candidates

    01/31/2016 2:23:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 31, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump has the highest unfavorable ratings of any presidential candidate in either party in the 2016 field, a Gallup poll released Saturday found. Sixty percent of those surveyed gave the business mogul unfavorable ratings, while a third said they viewed him favorably, for a net favorability rating of -27. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush are tied for second-lowest net favorability ratings with -10 each. Among other Republican candidates, Bush's 45 percent unfavorable rating is the next-worst after Trump. Following him are Chris Christie at 38 percent, Ted Cruz at 37 percent, Marco Rubio at 33...
  • Gallup: Trump Highest Unfavorable Rating Ever Recorded

    01/30/2016 7:09:59 PM PST · by Isara · 76 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 30th, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    A Gallup poll found that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is the most unpopular candidate of either major U.S. political party when the entire American population is taken into account. Take a look at the numbers: “At this point (two-week average through Jan. 27), 33% of Americans view Trump favorably and 60% unfavorably. It's that 60% unfavorable figure that I can focus on here.Hillary Clinton currently has a 52% unfavorable rating among all Americans, while Jeb Bush is at 45%, Chris Christie 38%, Ted Cruz 37%, Marco Rubio 33%, Bernie Sanders 31% and Ben Carson 30%. Trump's 60% is clearly...
  • Gallup: Record–Low Percentage of Americans Say Watching TV Is Favorite Way to Spend Evening

    01/11/2016 8:57:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    A record-low 16 percent of Americans said that watching television was their favorite way to spending the evening, according to a Gallup poll conducted in December. Since the 1960s, Gallup has periodically asked Americans what is their "favorite way to spend an evening." In 1966, watching TV hit a high of 48 percent. Since then, that option has been on a generally downward trend. [...] People 55 and older (25 percent) are more likely to say watching television is their favorite way to spend an evening than are people in the younger age brackets of 18-34 (10 percent) and 35-54...
  • Obama, Hillary Clinton remain Gallup's most admired man and woman in 2015

    12/30/2015 1:19:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/29/2015
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama keep their spots as the most admired in 2015. Gallup Poll released on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, their annual list of most admired men and women for the year with predictable results. For the eighth straight year, President Obama has topped the list of most admired men; while Hillary Clinton topped the list of most admired women for as record-breaking time, although their numbers fall or remain stagnate. President Obama won the distinction of most admired with 17 percent of the vote, down from 19 percent last year. He has appeared...
  • Gallup: Hillary Clinton Is America’s Most-Admired Woman for Record 20th Time

    12/28/2015 9:24:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2015 | 10:51 AM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the woman whom the largest percentage of Americans admired most in 2015, according to a Gallup poll. That marks a record 20 years that she has garnered that honor, including the last 14 years in a row. Americans named President Barack Obama their most admired man. This is the eighth time that Obama has taken that honor. In the history of Gallup's most-admired surveys, no one has appeared in the Top Ten more often than the Rev. Billy Graham, who has enjoyed that distinction 59 times. ...
  • Gallup: Americans Name Terrorism as No. 1 U.S. Problem

    12/14/2015 12:32:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12/14/2015 | by Rebecca Riffkin
    After the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, Americans are now more likely to name terrorism as the top issue facing the U.S. than to name any other issue -- including those that have typically topped the list recently, such as the economy and the government. About one in six Americans, 16%, now identify terrorism as the most important U.S. problem, up from just 3% in early November. This is the highest percentage of Americans to mention terrorism in a decade, although it is still lower than the 46% measured after 9/11. Before 2001, terrorism barely registered...
  • Gallup bails out of primary polling — and may not poll in general election either

    10/07/2015 5:23:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s face it: the 2012 election cycle wasn’t kind to most pollsters and analysts, and neither was the 2014 midterm cycle that followed. Most had to go back after the 2012 election, offer mea culpas, and rethink the assumptions built into the process. Gallup wants to go even further than that, however — they want to opt out of the process altogether: Gallup has been the country’s gold standard for horse-race election polling ever since its legendary founder, George Gallup, predicted Franklin Roosevelt’s landslide reelection in 1936.But after a bruising 2012 cycle, in which its polls were farther off...
  • Half in U.S. Continue to Say Gov't Is an Immediate Threat

    09/21/2015 2:52:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gallup ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 | Frank Newport
    Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens," similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was first asked in 2003, less than a third of Americans held this attitude. ... Overall, Americans who agree that the government is an immediate threat tend to respond with very general complaints echoing the theme that the federal government is too big and too powerful, and that it has too many laws. They also cite nonspecific allegations that the government violates...
  • Gallup: 61% Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Immigration

    08/21/2015 10:57:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 21, 2015 | 1:39 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-one percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration, according to a survey conducting by Gallup. […] The trend in the Gallup survey on this question shows that Obama has failed to move people in his direction on the immigration issue in the wake of his efforts to unilaterally grant legal status to aliens illegally in the United States. …
  • Gallup: Liberals More Likely to Drink Than Conservatives

    07/29/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    According to a Gallup survey conducted this month, American liberals are more likely to drink than American conservatives. From July 8-12, Gallup asked 1,009 adults in the United States: “Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer?” The results, which had a margin of error of ± 4 percentage points, showed a number of trends. Only 61 percent of self-identified conservatives said, yes, they do have occasion to use alcoholic beverages. However, 65 percent of moderates said yes, and 69 percent of liberals said yes. …
  • Gallup Poll shows Pope Francis is not so “Laudato” these days

    07/23/2015 5:50:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/23/15 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Have you seen the Gallup Poll on Pope Francis’ popularity? HEREHis favorability has, essentially, crashed.Laudato NO!Back in February 2015, Pew Research showed that 70% of all Americans and 90% of Catholics viewed Francis favorably.Today, according Gallup, his favorability is at 71%.So, in about 6 months – half a year – Francis’ popularity in these U.S.A., has, among Catholics, fallen nearly 20% (19% to be exact). That’s in only 6 months.Let us ask:What happened between February and now?Laudato si’.There’s more.Francis lost 14% among liberal Americans.Let us also ask:How do these numbers compare with polls from the beginning of Francis’ pontificate in...
  • Francis' image in the US: Popular but not as before

    07/22/2015 2:34:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 22, 2015 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Gallup has conducted a poll on the Pope's popularity, two months before he is due to visit New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Francis’ favourability rating in the US has dropped since February 2014 He is still popular, but not super-popular as he was a year ago. This is the picture that emerges from a poll conducted in the US between 8 and 12 July by consulting company Gallup. The results were published on Wednesday 22 July, just two months before Francis is due to arrive in the US, where he will be visiting New York, Washington and Philadelphia after his stop-over...
  • It's Democrats, Not Republicans, Who Are The Extremists

    06/19/2015 2:37:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/18/2015 | John Merline
    Despite the constantly stated claim that Republicans have moved to the extreme right while Democrats have remained a bunch of perfectly reasonable moderates, the fact is that it's the Democratic party that is driving to the ideological corner, as shown by a Gallup report released on Thursday.
  • Gallup: Pro-lifers at lowest number since 2008

    06/06/2015 9:58:24 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | June 05, 2015 | Staff
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Abortion pro-choicers significantly outnumber pro-lifers in the U.S. for the first time in seven years, according to the Gallup 2015 Values and Beliefs poll. Half of Americans identified themselves as pro-choice in the poll that has since 2001 tracked Americans' views on abortion. The last time pro-choicers accounted for such a large chunk of the populace was in 2008, when they also numbered 50 percent. Of those polled, 44 percent identified themselves as pro-life, the same percentage found in 2008, Gallup reported. "The pro-choice view is not as prevalent among Americans as it was in the mid-1990s,...
  • Gallup: U.S. Job Creation Index Edges Up to New High in May

    06/04/2015 6:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/04/2015 | Rebecca Riffkin
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index reached +32 for the month of May, the highest Gallup has found, by one point, since 2008. It slightly exceeds the +31 found in April, and the +30 found in September 2014. Shortly after Gallup began tracking job creation in January 2008, the index nosedived as the Great Recession wreaked havoc on the economy. After remaining in negative territory for most of 2009, the index slowly recovered, reaching +30 in September 2014. It then dipped slightly and stayed between +27 and +29 for six months. More recently, it increased two points in...
  • Gallup finds taboos increasingly accepted in America: Right and Wrong are so Last Century

    06/02/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Believe it or not, this isn’t another article about Bruce / Caitlyn Jenner, though the wider question of gender bending could probably be squirreled away in here somewhere. Gallup took time out from polling people about the presidential candidates they like and asked Americans their annual set of questions on taboo subjects and how accepting we tend to be of actions which have been traditionally shunned. If you only went by the headline (Once Taboo, Some Behaviors Now More Acceptable in U.S.) you might think that we’ve suddenly morphed into a nation of hedonists, but the phrase “more acceptable”...
  • Why Is America Moving Left

    06/01/2015 8:11:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Statistics from the most recent Gallup poll indicate that Americans’ moral views have become increasingly liberal over the past 14 years, with U.S. citizens tending to approve of behavior they would have deemed immoral or sinful just a generation ago.
  • Americans' Acceptance of Sexual Immorality Growing, Gallup Finds

    05/31/2015 9:11:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Americans' acceptance of sexual immorality is growing, according to a Gallup report. When asked about the moral acceptability of a range of issues, five of the top six issues that saw an increase in acceptability were related to sexual morality. The largest increase in moral acceptability from 2001 to 2015 was for homosexual relations, which increased 23 percentage points, from 40 to 63 percent. That was followed by having a baby outside of marriage (45 to 61 percent), heterosexual sex outside of marriage (53 to 68 percent), divorce (59 to 71 percent) and polygamy (7 to 16 percent). Also in...