Terrorism Fears Drive More in US to Avoid Crowds

Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults say the threat of terrorism makes them less willing to attend events where there are thousands of people. This is up from 27% in July 2011, the last time Gallup asked the question. It is also the highest level recorded since Gallup began asking the […] Read more »

Ordering Vindaloo or Hunting for Venison? How You Vote

… As a political scientist, I’ve been asking people about their experiences with people who are different from them. In 2008, I wrote a series of questions to measure cosmopolitanism. I asked seven questions about travel, sports and food to tap into behaviors that expose people to varying levels of […] Read more »

Americans Still View Airline Industry Positively

Americans continue to view the airline industry slightly more positively than negatively, despite the frequent news reports about increased airline fees, cramped seats and customer frustration. The industry’s current positive ratings are consistent with what Gallup has found since 2013 and with ratings before the economic downturn. From 2007 through […] Read more »

Views of Oil and Gas Industry Improving

Americans’ views of the oil and gas industry continue to improve, with 34% now saying they have a positive view of it. That is up 12 percentage points since 2012, and is one point lower than the 15-year high of 35% from 2003. Ratings have improved as the average price […] Read more »