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Holiday Shoppers to Spend More — Lots More

American consumers appear to think that the U.S. economy is back on track. At least that seems to be the case, based on how much consumers expect to spend on ...
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Americans’ Perception of Oil Industry at 12-Year High: Gallup

There is nothing like low gasoline prices to change the way Americans view the oil and gas industry. From 2001 to 2003, with pump prices averaging an inflation-adjusted average of ...
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Residents Feel Least Safe in Fresno, Most Safe in Des Moines

Fresno, Calif., got another black eye. Gallup has named it the city where people are least likely to feel safe. It is also one of the American cities with the ...
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American Attitude Toward Home Buying Dips

Perhaps a slowdown in home sales has cut confidence in home values, or perhaps a deceleration in rising home prices. Whatever the cause, new Gallup research shows the "home buying ...
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Americans Pick Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

After a horrible collapse in real estate prices over the course of the recession, and a surge back in prices recently, Americans believe it is the best long-term investment among ...
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Global Bank Account Owners Rise 700 Million

The number of global bank account holders increased by 700 million recently, which is good news for banks and bad news for consumers who pay fees for maintaining these accounts. Gallup researchers ...
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States Using the Most Mind-Altering Drugs

While about 19% of Americans use drugs to relax almost every day, a nation-leading 28% of West Virginians report near-daily drug use. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which measures a range ...
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The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

Well-being captures the happiness of individuals. Not only are happier workers often more productive, but a healthy economy can also improve the well-being of an area’s residents. The measurement of ...
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Americans Hate Getting Bills in the Mail

Americans like to get mail from people they know, as well as holiday or greeting cards. On the other hand, they hate getting bills in the mail. According to Gallup ...
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New York Worst City for Job Creation

The New York-Newark metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the largest in the United States, with its population of nearly 20 million. It is also the worst for job creation, according to ...
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The Government Is America’s Most Important Problem

According to a new survey by Gallup, those polled listed government as the country's most important problem. Gallup researchers reported: Americans continue to name the government (18%) as the most ...
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The Worst Paying Jobs for Women

A full-time female employee earned 82.5% of what a man earned in 2014, up considerably from 1979, when women made an estimated 62% of what men did. While this is ...
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Economic Confidence Keeps the Streak Alive

The U.S. Economic Confidence Index, tracked by Gallup since 2008, remained at its +3 level for its third consecutive week running. However, the index has been positive for the past ...
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Connecticut Lagged US in Job Creation in 2014

Connecticut fell below every other state in the nation in terms of job creation in 2014. North Dakota led the list. Clearly that could change this year as oil prices ...
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Americans Are Feeling Better About Their Financial Situation

For the first time since the Great Recession began, more Americans feel like they are better off now than a year ago than those who said they are in worse ...
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