What Are We Thinking?

  • May 22, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    As Congress takes a vacation, Americans still not big fans of lawmakers

    Congress is getting out of town for a week-long Memorial Day recess — or, as they put it, working back in the home district.There is very little sign ...
  • May 15, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Looking for the next revolution in public opinion polling

    The annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Researchis underway in Hollywood, Florida.That's where we catch up with Fran...
  • May 8, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Philadelphians feel pretty safe, but less safe than national average

    To what extent to Philadelphia residents rate their environment as being safe and secure? Frank Newport, editor in chief at the Gallup Poll has some a...
  • May 1, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Softening in attitude toward same-sex marriage more revolution than evolution

    The U.S. Supreme court heard oral arguments Tuesday on a series of cases dealing with same sex marriage.The court's ultimate decision will decide...
  • April 24, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Having money for retirement Americans' No. 1 financial worry

    Perhaps surprisingly, Americans are actually more positive about the direction in which their finances are going than at any point since 2004.
  • April 17, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Average American: Taxes aren't so bad, but rich should pay more

    Criticism is muted two days out from Tax Day, April 15. The percentage of taxpayers who complain that they pay too much continues to be lower now that...
  • April 10, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Fewer Americans worried about climate change now than in 1989

    President Barack Obama recently called for major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. New Gallup data show that Americans' worries about globa...
  • April 3, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Making sense of the erosion of consumer confidence

    Public confidence in the economy peaked at the start of the year — so why has been eroding ever since?
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