Liquor Catches Wine as Second Most Popular Adult Beverage

Beer remains the American favorite adult beverage. For years, it was followed by wine, while liquor trailed far behind. That changed sharply in the past year. According to a new ...
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Americans Want the Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Raised

In many states, people under 21 years old can buy tobacco products. Most Americans don't approve of this and want the age barrier to be above 21. This, in turn, ...
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Worry and Sadness Hit Record Highs Worldwide

New research shows that around the world, people have not been sadder or worried more in over a decade. These are described as "negative experiences" in the survey, which include ...
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Nearly Half of Americans Say Their Taxes Are Too High, Lowest Level Since 1956

It is tax day, a day many Americans dread as they turn over their IRS paperwork, and sometimes a check, to the federal government. A new survey shows that 45% ...
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Americans Borrowed $88 Billion for Health Care Last Year

Health care costs in the United States are generally measured as the highest in the world. Last year, many Americans could not afford their health care costs and so borrowed ...
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Concern About Sexual Harassment Drops Sharply Among Men

The effects of the #MeToo movement and other actions to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace have started to fade rapidly among men with a sharp drop in those who ...
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Number of Uninsured Americans Hits 4-Year High

The number of uninsured Americans reached 13.7% in the fourth quarter of last year, the highest rate since 2014. The rate also rose from 10.9% in 2016, and that increase ...
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Americans Ready To Increase Spending As They Shop For Holidays

It will be a good holiday for many retailers. The "mood" of American shoppers is excellent as the holiday season approaches, according to data from Gallup. The report does not ...
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Half of Americans Who Don’t Own Homes Expect to Buy Within 5 Years

On a national basis, since reaching a peak in April of 2006 before crumbling following the subprime mortgage debacle, U.S. home prices in February had recovered more than 96% of ...
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25 Cities With the Healthiest Diets

Few habits affect overall well-being more than a healthy diet, and the probability of eating well largely depends on one's place of residence. The “2016 Community Rankings for Healthy Eating” ...
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Do Engaged Employees Create Higher Profits?

Gallup has a novel concept, based on metadata research. Employees who are more engaged (which is not entirely well defined) at the workplace help companies create higher profits. In a ...
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Economic Confidence Level at 2016 Low: Gallup

Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged −16 for the week ending April 24, down four points from the prior week and the lowest average in the year to date. The index ...
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More Than Half of Americans Oppose Fracking: Gallup

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been the single biggest driver of increased U.S. crude oil and natural gas production in the past several years. But not only have horizontal drilling ...
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Most Americans Now Oppose Nuclear Energy: Gallup

For the first time since Gallup first asked the question in 1994, more Americans oppose the use of nuclear energy to generate electric power than support it. More than half ...
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Rhode Island Residents Most Dissatisfied With Their Roads

Among the smallest states geographically, a large number of Rhode Island residents are dissatisfied with their roads. Perhaps this is because they have so few of them. However, the second state ...
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