What Are We Thinking?

  • June 26, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Small business as American institution inspires confidence

    Gallup has just released its annual update on Americans' confidence in institutions.The military and small business stand out above the others as...
  • June 19, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Polls show American interest in gun control waning

    The shooting in Charleston this week raised again the issue of gun control. Long-term trends paradoxically show a decreasing interest on the part of t...
  • June 12, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Previewing American attitudes before SCOTUS rules on ACA, same-sex marriage

    Gallup gauges public attitudes in advance of two big U.S. Supreme Court decisions expected this month on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act...
  • June 8, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Philadelphia region in the middle of U.S. obesity rankings

    An obesity ranking finds the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region mostly in the middle among states ranging from Hawaii, at No. 1, to Mississippi, ...
  • May 29, 2015 |  What Are We Thinking?

    America is not nearly as gay as America thinks it is

    Less than 4 percent of Americans identify as LGBT — but when the public is asked what percentage of Americans are gay or lesbian, the average guess is...
  • 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...
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