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Americans Split on More Regulation of Big Tech
Close to half of U.S. adults (48%) in an Aug. 1-14 Gallup poll say the government should increase its regulation of technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. On the other hand, 40% believe government regulation of these firms shouldn't change and 10% think they should face less government regulation.
gallup  america  technology  technology_future 
8 weeks ago by JohnDrake
Online Grocery Shopping Still Rare in U.S.
- Eight in 10 do not order groceries online; 11% do so monthly
- Ninety-seven percent shop for groceries in person at least monthly
- More in 2019 than in 2018 say they eat at restaurants at least weekly

The internet has transformed the way people work, communicate and buy many of the products they use, but buying groceries is not yet one of them. Eighty-one percent of Americans say they never order groceries online, while 11% say they do so at least once a month. Similarly, 88% of U.S. adults never order meal preparation kits containing fresh foods online, while 7% say they do so at least once a month.
grocery  onlinehabits  food  retail  gallup  planning_bdg 
8 weeks ago by JohnDrake
Latest Trump Job Approval Rating at 42%
Trump's frequent controversies as president have done little to change public opinion about him, with his approval ratings during his first 2 ½ years in office falling into an 11-percentage-point range between 35% and 46%.

By comparison, the average range for other elected presidents since World War II during their first 2 ½ years is 30 points. Dwight Eisenhower had the smallest range before Trump -- 18 points -- but with generally very strong ratings between 57% and 75%.
america  america_history  presidents  trump  gallup 
10 weeks ago by JohnDrake
Where Seattle region ranks in major well-being study (hint, we suck) -
Purpose: Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
Social: Having supportive relationships and love in your life
Financial: Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
Community: Liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
Physical: Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

Seattle: good on money and have good health.
Not good with feelings of having purpose, pride in community and supportive relationships.
Seattle Rankings:
Physical: 51
Financial: 53
Community: 105
Social: 124
purpose: 146

Portland worse on all except Social

Community: 21
Purpose: 100
Physical: 123
Financial: 134
Social: 140
well-being  seattle  boise  gallup 
may 2019 by JohnDrake
Majority Rejects Idea of Haves, Have-Nots Divide in U.S.
Aside from Democrats and blacks, most key subgroups in the U.S. tend to think the country is not divided into haves and have-nots. Fifty-seven percent of Democrats and 70% of blacks see the country as divided in this way. Blacks are mainly responsible for the slim majority of nonwhites who believe there are haves and have-nots in the country, because Hispanics' opinions are similar to those of whites.
america  gallup  politics  economy 
april 2019 by JohnDrake
Hawaii Tops U.S. in Wellbeing for Record 7th Time
The Well-Being Index score for the nation and for each state comprises metrics affecting overall wellbeing and each of the five essential elements of wellbeing:

Career: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
Social: having supportive relationships and love in your life
Financial: managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
Community: liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community
Physical: having good health and enough energy to get things done daily

Idaho= 22 overall, yet 3 for Community
gallup  well-being  idaho  community 
february 2019 by JohnDrake
Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing
Americans' optimism about their personal finances has climbed to levels not seen in more than 16 years, with 69% now saying they expect to be financially better off "at this time next year."
gallup  america  economy 
february 2019 by JohnDrake
Americans Becoming More Pessimistic About the Economy
Americans' outlook for the economy has soured in the past two months, with 48% now saying economic conditions are worsening -- up from 45% in December and 36% in November.
america  trump  economy  gallup 
january 2019 by JohnDrake
Consumers' Holiday Spending Estimate Is Down, but Still Solid
Americans plan to spend just under $800 on gifts this season
Latest figure is sharply lower than their October estimate
Figure is also down from 2017, but higher than in most post-recession years
holidayshopping18  gallup 
november 2018 by JohnDrake
Highest Median Household Income on Record?
Income data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that 2017 median household income was the highest on record at $61,372.

But is it really?

By simply looking at median household income from previous years, one could infer that because it surpasses the median income for 2007 ($59,534 in 2017 dollars) and 1999 ($60,062 in 2017 dollars).
america  consumer_spending  gallup  income_inequality  economy 
september 2018 by JohnDrake
Poverty Rate Drops for Third Consecutive Year in 2017
The national poverty rate continued to decline in 2017, the third successive decline in the poverty rate, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released today.

The poverty rate dropped consistently every year from 2015 to 2017 — a total of 2.5 percentage points — to a rate of 12.3 percent in 2017.
economy  america  gallup 
september 2018 by JohnDrake
Two in Three Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage
Sixty-seven percent of Americans support same-sex marriage -- the highest level in Gallup's trend. In each of the past three annual polls, Gallup has recorded three-percentage point increases among Americans who say same-sex marriages should be legally valid. The current figure is up 40 percentage points from the 27% who supported gay marriage when Gallup first polled on the question in 1996.
gallup  america  marriage_equality 
may 2018 by JohnDrake
Americans Struggle to Navigate the Modern Media Landscape
58% say the increase in sources makes it harder to be well-informed
47% say news media bias makes sorting out facts hard, up from 34% in 1984
27% are very confident in their own ability to sort out the facts
consumertrust  government  newsmedia  media  fakenews  news  trust  gallup  democracy 
january 2018 by JohnDrake
Still Listening: The State of Telephone Surveys
50%, meaning about half of all respondents who answered the phone agreed to proceed with the interview. In 2017, the average cooperation rate for this study was exactly half that -- 25%. Completion rates -- the percentage of respondents who complete the survey among those who started it -- have also declined, although less precipitously from an average of 92% in 1997 to an average of 84% in 2017.
gallup  researchtechniques  researchtools  researchresources 
january 2018 by JohnDrake
The Best of the Gallup Vault
Historical perspective

The percentage of Americans approving of "a married woman earning money in business or industry if she has a husband capable of supporting her" rose from 18% in 1936 to 55% in 1969.

In 1965, shortly before the Supreme Court struck down a Virginia law banning interracial marriage, Americans were evenly divided on the matter, with 48% approving and 46% disapproving of laws making marriage between whites and blacks a crime.
america_history  gallup  america  women  history 
december 2017 by JohnDrake
Holiday Spending Plans: Online Up, Discount Stores Down
Online shopping intentions up from 53% to 65% in past four years
Fewer plan to shop at discount stores, down from 72% to 65%
Only online shopping has shown growth in past 20 years
holidayshopping17  gallup 
november 2017 by JohnDrake
Americans' Well-Being Declines in 2017
After rising in 2016, the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index score has reversed course this year. This drop comes even as key economic metrics closely related to well-being have improved, including unemployment, perceptions of standard of living, confidence in the economy and optimism about spending.

Other signs of worsening well-being in the U.S. include an uptick in the uninsured rate for three quarters in a row and reports of elevated daily worry, particularly among Spanish-speaking Hispanics.

This drop in well-being is important for leaders to monitor and address because research shows the Well-Being Index predicts key health, business and social outcomes.
well-being  america  consumerbehavior  economy  gallup 
november 2017 by JohnDrake
Banks Gain Ground in Struggle to Rebuild Positive Image | Gallup
Though Americans overall have become more positive in their views of the banking industry during the past two years, views of upper-income Americans have been in negative territory, with a -7 net positive rating in 2016-2017. Offsetting the upper-income negativity, net positive ratings among middle-income Americans have made impressive gains, from -4 in 2014-2015 to +20 for the last two years, while the views of those with lower incomes have stayed roughly the same.

Before the 2008 financial crisis, middle-income Americans' views of the banking industry were similar to those of upper-income Americans. In the years immediately afterward, upper-income Americans turned sour on banking to a far greater extent than did those with lower incomes; and in 2016-2017, the middle-income group continues to be significantly more positive about the industry than those with higher incomes.
banking  planning_ICCU  gallup 
august 2017 by JohnDrake
US Consumer Spending Near Nine-Year High in June, at $103 | Gallup
Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $103 in June, similar to their average of $104 in May. Last month represents the highest level of reported June spending since 2008, when spending averaged $104. It falls just short of the nine-year high of $114, from May 2008.
consumerspending  consumerhabits  gallup 
july 2017 by JohnDrake
Gallup Vault: Men Cleared for Topless Swimming in 1939 | Gallup
The poll found similar answers when posing the questions slightly differently to half of respondents. Rather than ask if these clothing choices were "indecent," Gallup asked this group if it was "all right" for men to wear topless bathing suits for swimming and women to wear shorts on the street. Only 32% opposed the topless bathing suit trend for men, versus 68% who opposed women wearing shorts.
history  america_history  popculture  men  gallup  women 
june 2017 by JohnDrake
Email Outside of Working Hours Not a Burden to US Workers | Gallup
91% of Americans say email load is 'reasonable'
67% says after work email has 'not much effect' on their well-being.

Checking email outside of normal working hours has been an issue in France, which recently passed a law requiring employers with 50 or more employees to develop policies allowing workers the right to disconnect from email after hours.

After-work emails have been called a "national epidemic" in Canada, and some companies and government agencies in Canada, Germany and Brazil have taken steps to curtail emailing outside of normal working hours.
email  gallup 
may 2017 by JohnDrake
US Economic Confidence Index Now at 2017 Low | Gallup
With slightly less than a third of Americans (32%) calling current economic conditions "excellent" or "good," and 22% calling them "poor," the current conditions component of the index stood at +10 last week. This represents essentially no change from the previous week, when the component averaged +9.
economy  america  gallup 
may 2017 by JohnDrake
5 Ways America Changed During the Obama Years | Gallup
Bottom Line: Whether directly related to his presidency or not, the Obama era saw a rise in social liberalism across a number of moral and values-related issues.
obama  america  gallup 
january 2017 by JohnDrake
Five States Had Net-Positive Economic Confidence in 2016 | Gallup
Out of all the states, residents of Massachusetts were the most positive about the U.S. economy in 2016, scoring an average +2 on Gallup's Economic Confidence Index. Other states with slightly positive scores were California, Hawaii, Maryland and Washington -- all averaging +1 for the year.

All states for H: Up
All states for T: Down
Remainder: Mix of H/T
america  economy  economics  election_2016  gallup 
january 2017 by JohnDrake
U.S. Economy: No Recovery | Gallup
Think of our country as a company, America Inc., which has more than 100 million full-time employees, with about $18 trillion in sales and $20 trillion of debt. The most serious problem facing it is no growth. In addition, America Inc. has three soaring expenses threatening to bankrupt the company and its shareholder-citizens: healthcare, housing and education.

As this report notes, in 1980, these three sectors accounted for 25% of total national spending -- today, they account for more than 36%. They also account for most of the total measured inflation over the same period. And without inflation in these sectors, real annual productivity -- defined as GDP per capita growth -- would have been an estimated 3.9% instead of 1.7%.
america  gallup  theblend 
december 2016 by JohnDrake
U.S. Economic Confidence Inches Up to New High | Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in the economy continues to gradually strengthen after last month's post-election surge. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged +10 for the week ending Dec. 18, marking another new high in its nine-year trend.
election_2016  holidayshopping16  america  gallup  economy 
december 2016 by JohnDrake
U.S. Job Creation Index Maintains Strong Pace in November | Gallup
After collapsing from its inaugural measure of +26 in January 2008 to -5 in February 2009, the index mostly increased over the next six years, reaching a new high of +32 in May 2015. Since then, the index has been steady at this level, with all but two of the past 18 months registering between +30 and +33.
jobs  holidayshopping16  employment  gallup  election_2016  economy 
december 2016 by JohnDrake
U.S. Consumer Spending Rises in November | Gallup
Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $98 in November, up from $93 in October. The latest figure exceeds the $92 average recorded in the same month a year ago and is the highest for any November since Gallup began tracking consumer spending in 2008.
gallup  election_2016  holidayshopping16  consumerspending 
december 2016 by JohnDrake
National Polling Accurately Nails Popular Vote | Gallup
The average "gap" estimate on the national popular vote as calculated by RealClear Politics prior to the election was 3.3 points. This means the national popular vote estimate will end up being significantly closer to the actual result than was the case in 2012, and well within the margin of error. To come within less than two percentage points on the gap is a remarkable polling achievement and should be applauded.
election_2016  gallup  trump 
november 2016 by JohnDrake
U.S. Economic Confidence Remains Positive After Election | Gallup
Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was +4 for the week ending Nov. 20, the first full week of interviewing after the Nov. 8 presidential election. This is the first positive weekly reading in more than a year and a half.
america  consumerspending  gallup  election_2016 
november 2016 by JohnDrake
Americans' Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low | Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- 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.

Americans' Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low: In the U.S., confidence in the mass media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly" dropped eight percentage points in a single year to 32% -- the lowest level in Gallup polling history. As recently as 2005, 50% trusted the media. The all-time high of 72% was in 1976, two years after President Richard Nixon resigned following the Watergate scandal.
news  fakenews  newsmedia  gallup  tvnews  newspapers 
november 2016 by JohnDrake
U.S. Consumer Spending Steady in October, at $93 | Gallup
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $93 in October. This is similar to September's $91 average, but is among the highest for the month of October in Gallup's nine-year trend.
gallup  election_2016  consumerspending 
november 2016 by JohnDrake
B2B Sales Growth: Anemic
B2Bs must build reliable customer intelligence
They need to incorporate advanced analytics into their market research activities
Integrating analytics personnel into sales and account management structures is critical
gallup  b2b 
september 2016 by JohnDrake
Most Americans Still Believe in God
89% of Americans say they believe in God
religion  america  gallup 
june 2016 by JohnDrake
U.S. Consumer Spending Remains Healthy in May: $93
Gallup asks Americans each night as part of Gallup Daily tracking to report how much they spent or charged "yesterday," excluding normal household bills and major purchases such as a home or vehicle. The estimate gives a sense of Americans' discretionary spending.
consumerbehavior  consumerspending  gallup  america  economy 
june 2016 by JohnDrake
More Data Doesn't Always Mean Better Insights
While it's essential to measure these key elements to understand a B2B relationship's dynamics, it's difficult to find insights using quantitative metrics alone. For example, what does it mean to be transparent? For a customer of one of Gallup's B2B clients, transparency means open conversations regarding billing rates and how costs are calculated. For another, it's a window into how leadership and staffing decisions are made. If Gallup only asked a quantitative question about transparency, the data would only show the percentage of customers who feel transparency is important. The data wouldn't reveal what transparency looks like to different customer groups. That's why the best B2B strategy is to balance quantitative big data with a qualitative "small-data" approach. Quant: Further, large representative samples help gauge the prevalence of particular views among B2B customers.
researchtechniques  transparency  gallup 
november 2015 by JohnDrake
Little Movement for U.S. Consumer Spending in August, at $89
Gallup's daily spending measure asks Americans to estimate the total amount they spent "yesterday" in restaurants, gas stations, stores or online -- not counting home, vehicle or other major purchases, or normal monthly bills -- to provide an indication of Americans' discretionary spending. The average for August 2015 is based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews with more than 15,000 U.S. adults.
america  consumerbehavior  consumerspending  gallup 
september 2015 by JohnDrake

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