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A podcast with Mohamed Younis, Gallup Editor-in-Chief, on what the world’s citizens think about the most pressing issues, and how leaders can use the wisdom of the people to make more informed decisions.


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A podcast with Mohamed Younis, Gallup Editor-in-Chief, on what the world’s citizens think about the most pressing issues, and how leaders can use the wisdom of the people to make more informed decisions.








Checking in With the Gallup Center on Black Voices

The Gallup Center on Black Voices has collected more than 130,000 survey responses since it launched in 2020. Camille Lloyd, director of the Center, joins the podcast to discuss its recent findings across the Center’s six pillars of research. With the Black History Month 2024 theme of “African Americans and the Arts,” how many Americans are knowledgeable about Black cultural influences?


What Does It Mean to Be Flourishing?

What makes for a flourishing life? A five-year longitudinal data collection and research collaboration measures global human flourishing across six areas: happiness and life satisfaction, mental and physical health, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, close social relationships, and material and financial stability. Dr. Tyler J. VanderWeele, professor of epidemiology at Harvard University and director of the Human Flourishing Program, and Byron Johnson, director of the Institute for Studies of Religion and distinguished professor of the social sciences at Baylor University, join the podcast to discuss The Global Flourishing Study.


Election 2024: Gallup Measures to Watch This Year

Historically, incumbent presidents with approval ratings of 50% or higher have won reelection, and presidents with approval ratings much lower than 50% have lost. What does this mean for Joe Biden -- and how does his rating stack up against previous incumbents who have run for reelection? Lydia Saad, Gallup’s director of U.S. social research, joins the podcast to discuss Americans’ views on whether Biden’s deserves to be reelected, as well as the favorable ratings of Biden and Donald Trump. She also offers a sneak peek at upcoming data on the reasons Americans give behind their approval and disapproval of Biden’s performance.


How Do the World’s Youth View Climate Change?

The challenges posed by climate change will fall disproportionately on the world’s youth -- but how well do they understand the challenges they face? What are their perspectives on climate change, and where are they getting their information? Moira Herbst, special projects editor at UNICEF Innocenti, and Nahjae Nunes, a UNICEF Youth Foresight Fellow, join the podcast to discuss the latest findings from the UNICEF-Gallup Changing Childhood survey.


‘Investing in Women’s Health Benefits All of Us'

The Hologic Global Women’s Health Index is one of the most comprehensive initiatives measuring the state of health for 97% of the world’s women and girls. Though the pandemic may be over, the Index reveals that women’s health is no better now than it was at the height of it -- and in some cases, women’s health is now worse. Laura Gillespie, vice president for Women's Health Initiatives at Hologic, joins the podcast to discuss women’s testing for deadly diseases, their emotional health and their experiences across the world. “The Index findings make it exceedingly clear that it’s time for world leaders to take a bolder stand for women and girls,” Gillespie says. “Women are the backbone of families, the backbone of communities and economies -- and investing in women’s health benefits all of us.”


Black Americans Are More Knowledgeable About and Involved in Foster Care -- but They Have More Reservations About How the System Works

Despite a substantial need within the U.S. foster care system, most Americans are unaware of whether they are eligible to adopt. And while Black Americans are the most likely to already know they are eligible and are more likely to indicate interest in foster care and adoption, they are also more critical of specific aspects of the system. A report from Gallup and Kidsave highlights the perspectives and experiences of Black Americans with foster care, gaps in public knowledge about the foster care system and the barriers that prevent many from providing care. Shantay Armstrong -- Strategic Communications Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion -- joins the podcast to discuss Kidsave’s EMBRACE Project and the many ways in which Americans can support foster children.


How Israelis Feel About Their Lives and Political Leadership After the Oct. 7 Attacks

How have Israeli perspectives changed since the attacks on Oct. 7? Jay Loschky, Gallup’s regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, joins the podcast to discuss how Gallup has recently collected public opinion data in the country and how attitudes have shifted in recent months.


Students’ Report Cards Might Not Be Telling the Whole Story About Their Performance

Parents often rely on a small subset of measures to gauge their children’s progress, but there is a more holistic way of evaluating student performance. Cindi Williams, cofounder and senior adviser at Learning Heroes, joins the podcast to discuss the latest report, B-flation: How Good Grades Can Sideline Parents.


How Safe Does the World Feel? What We Learned From Gallup's 2023 Global Law and Order Report

The world is a bit more confident in its local police, according to Gallup's latest update on its annual Law and Order Index. But that’s not to say it feels any safer. Julie Ray, managing editor for world news, joins the podcast to discuss the latest developments in perceptions of global law and order. Later, Jesus Rios, Gallup’s regional director for Latin America, breaks down the findings in Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil and the larger Latin American region.


Can Cooking and Sharing a Meal Boost One’s Wellbeing?

People who enjoy cooking and dine frequently with friends or family may receive a boost in their wellbeing, according to new research from the Ajinomoto Group and Gallup. The new report, Wellbeing Through Cooking: Global Insights Into Cooking Enjoyment and Eating Together, explores how people’s relationships with cooking and dining vary across the world. The report also examines those in high-income countries who habitually eat alone -- and the implications for their wellbeing. Gallup Research Director Andrew Dugan joins the podcast to discuss the latest findings.


The Truth About Food Waste: How Much Americans Throw Away

How big of a problem is food waste in the United States, and how much are we wasting? What causes us to waste food? Are we taking the wrong messages from expiration dates? And could waste have broader consequences than many are aware of? MITRE’s Dr. Laura Leets, senior principal social scientist, and Dr. Jay Schnitzer, senior vice president, corporate chief engineer and chief medical officer, join the podcast to discuss the latest report from MITRE and Gallup, The State of Food Waste in America.


How Faith and Wellbeing Go Hand in Hand: A Global Study

Countries around the world have tried to combat a growing global mental health crisis. And while many strategies have been examined, the relationship between mental health and spirituality, religion or faith has been largely underexplored. Aaron Sherinian, CEO of Radiant Foundation, and Ilana Ron-Levey, managing director at Gallup, join the podcast to discuss a new report from Gallup and Radiant Foundation, Faith & Wellness: The Worldwide Connection Between Spirituality & Wellbeing.


The Power of Social Connection: A Conversation on the State of Connectedness and Loneliness in the World

Social needs are universal. While most people feel socially connected, the experience of social connection varies greatly across the world. The Meta-Gallup State of Social Connections report sheds new light on global connectedness and loneliness -- and its impact on people’s wellbeing. Dr. Anya Drabkin, senior researcher for social impact at Meta, and Dr. Telli Davoodi, Gallup senior consultant and analyst, join the podcast to discuss the new findings on whom people form social relationships with, their experiences with loneliness and how the world’s youth are faring in their social connections.


Life in Gaza: A Look at the Data Collected Just Before the Israel-Hamas War

The Israel-Hamas war has upended life for millions in the Mideast. Gallup’s surveys in Gaza right before the war shed light on a population whose vulnerability predates the recent conflict. Jay Loschky, Gallup’s regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, joins the podcast to discuss what Gallup learned in interviews that concluded the week before Hamas launched an attack on Israel.


Businesses Hold Great Power in Societal Issues -- but How Can They Use It?

Americans believe that businesses possess the power to influence people’s lives -- but they don’t necessarily trust businesses to wield this power responsibly. So how should businesses navigate the many hot-button, highly politicized issues in U.S. society? And what implications does this have on organizations’ ability to recruit and retain talent? Zach Hrynowski, Gallup research consultant, joins the podcast to discuss these findings and more from the Bentley-Gallup Business in Society study.


Are U.S. Labor Unions Making a Comeback? (Re-Release)

This week, as labor unions continue to enjoy high support in the U.S., we return to a conversation we had last year with two labor experts on the "exciting and interesting moment" organized labor is experiencing. Dr. Thomas A. Kochan, George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Dr. Harry C. Katz, Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at the ILR School at Cornell University, join the podcast to offer their expert insights.


The Public Is Skeptical About AI, but Do Opportunities Lie Ahead?

A large majority of Americans don’t have confidence in business to use AI responsibly. What can businesses do to build trust with customers and educate the public about AI as a force for good? Dr. Noah Giansiracusa, associate professor of mathematical sciences at Bentley University, joins the podcast to discuss how transparency can be key to businesses responsibly adopting AI, and how young Americans’ greater optimism about AI presents an opportunity for the future.


What Role Do Harmony and Balance Play in Our Wellbeing?

New research from the Wellbeing for Planet Earth (WPE) Foundation in collaboration with Gallup suggests people can feel at peace, even if the world around them is not. Tim Lomas, a senior researcher for the WPE Foundation, and Telli Davoodi, a senior consultant and social scientist at Gallup, join the podcast to discuss a new, expansive view of wellbeing.


How Schools Can Support Gen Z Mental Health, Preparedness for Future

Gen Z reports greater levels of anxiety, stress, sadness and loneliness than older generations of Americans do, according to the latest report from Gallup and Walton Family Foundation (WFF), “Voices of Gen Z: Perspectives on U.S. Education, Wellbeing and the Future.” In fact, Gen Z is struggling with mental wellbeing today at much higher rates than U.S. millennials did at the same ages. The findings show this can negatively impact Gen Z’s engagement in the classroom. How can school become a place that unlocks students’ purpose? And how can educators create better systems and structures to support students? Romy Drucker, director of the Education Program at WFF, joins the podcast to discuss the findings from the new report.


How Can Gallup Inform Workplaces in This Critical Moment?

Kristen Lipton, managing director at Gallup and host of “Thriving,” joins to discuss Gallup’s new podcast on the state of the global workplace. Lipton unpacks Gallup’s decades-long research on engagement, culture, remote work and more. Subscribe to “Thriving” wherever you get your podcasts.