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A weekly podcast with Dr. Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief and Author of "Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People" that ensures the collective wisdom of the people is used in appropriate ways to help leaders and elected representatives make better decisions.

A weekly podcast with Dr. Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief and Author of "Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People" that ensures the collective wisdom of the people is used in appropriate ways to help leaders and elected representatives make better decisions.
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A weekly podcast with Dr. Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief and Author of "Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People" that ensures the collective wisdom of the people is used in appropriate ways to help leaders and elected representatives make better decisions.








Plaintiff's Daughter on Brown v. Board, 65 Years Later

Sixty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in U.S. schools was unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education. Cheryl Brown Henderson -- daughter of the plaintiff in the case and president of Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research -- joins the podcast to look back on the landmark decision and what education and life were like for black Americans before and after Brown v. Board. How has the decision impacted schools today, and where...


McChrystal, Crocker on Afghanistan 18 Years Later

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker joins the podcast to offer his assessment of what he believes would be the best outcome for U.S. affairs in Afghanistan. What changes have Afghans seen in their lives since the U.S. invasion in 2001? Later, retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal discusses the U.S. policy approach to the Afghanistan War. This special episode is part of Gallup’s series on Afghanistan.


What’s Next for Post-9/11 America -- Isolation or Engagement?

Eighteen years after the attacks on 9/11, how did the geopolitical forces behind the attacks take shape? Gallup Senior Adviser George Friedman joins the podcast to discuss his analyses of the pre- and post-9/11 events that shaped the U.S. and the world. What does Friedman view as the most important global events to watch for in the future?


Business Roundtable’s Statement Misses the Point

Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton gives his take on the Business Roundtable’s recent statement on corporations’ purpose. Clifton discusses Gallup findings on what makes a company successful and why investing in your workers is critical to a company’s growth.


D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton: “We Need Statehood”

Gallup finds that Americans are opposed to admitting Washington, D.C., as a U.S. state. But the district’s delegate in Congress remains steadfast in her 28-year mission for statehood. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton joins the podcast to explain why she feels the district needs to become a state, how she’s been able to work across the aisle and what she’s learned in nearly three decades on the Hill.


Ambassador Andrew Young on Faith, Justice, Government, MLK

Andrew Young -- former U.S. congressman, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and ally of Martin Luther King Jr. -- joins the podcast to discuss his life and career.


LGBT Activist Cleve Jones on the Big Shift in Public Opinion

Gallup has polled on LGBT issues since 1977 -- and some of its findings have marked the largest shifts in U.S. public opinion Gallup has recorded. LGBT activist Cleve Jones joins the podcast to provide context to Gallup’s earliest findings, and discusses how Americans’ views have changed in the decades since.


Talking Socialism With a CEO Who Endured Harsh Communist Rule

Peter Georgescu’s story -- as a refugee, political prisoner and later, the CEO of an iconic American company -- has shaped his views on capitalism. What does Georgescu think needs to be done to fix capitalism in the U.S.? And where do socialist ideas fit into his view?


Does Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Stand a Chance?

How do residents in fragile communities view law enforcement and the legal system? Do they feel that people like them are treated fairly? Gerard Robinson, executive director of the Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO), joins the podcast to discuss the findings of “The State of Opportunity in America,” the latest report from Gallup and CAO. Later, Delaware Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester talks about her bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation. Can Republicans and Democrats come together on...


Which Countries Are Happiest -- and Which Are Most Miserable?

What is the emotional temperature of the world? Where in the world are people experiencing the most positive emotions -- and which countries experience the most negative ones? Gallup Global Managing Partner Jon Clifton breaks down the findings from Gallup’s latest annual Global Emotions Report.


NPR’s Lauren Frayer on Identity Politics in India

The world is watching as India’s massive election takes place -- but what is it like to observe the race on the ground? How does India manage voting in a country of more than 1.3 billion? Lauren Frayer, NPR’s India correspondent, joins the podcast to discuss the identity politics that are shaping Indian politics and more.


Fareed Zakaria Explains What’s at Stake in India’s Election

As voting continues in the election in the world’s largest democracy, how many Indians approve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership as he seeks re-election? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria joins the podcast to discuss the religious and historical factors that are playing out in India’s political landscape.


GOP Solidifying Support Among a Shrinking Base

Non-college-educated whites’ affinity for the Republican Party was growing even before the rise of Donald Trump’s political career -- and it has grown stronger since, according to Gallup Poll Senior Editor Jeff Jones’ latest analysis. Jones joins the podcast to discuss what this means, and later, The Washington Post’s national correspondent Philip Bump unpacks these and other Gallup findings.


Why One in Three U.S. Catholics Want to Leave the Church

As abuse scandals continue to roil the Roman Catholic Church, Gallup finds that more than one in three American Catholics say they have considered leaving the church. Simone Campbell, a Roman Catholic sister and executive director of NETWORK, joins the podcast to give context to Gallup’s findings on confidence in church leadership and how Catholics are responding to the ongoing scandals. What does Sister Simone see as promising signs on the horizon for the church? Later, we hear from...


Secretary Chuck Hagel on the ‘Fraying’ Global Order

How does the world view U.S. leadership? And how does it compare with the leadership of China, Russia and Germany? Gallup World Poll Managing Editor Julie Ray breaks down the findings from Gallup’s latest report, “Rating World Leaders.” Later, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks about why approval of U.S. leadership matters, and what these latest findings say about the global world order.


Less White, More Liberal: How Democrats Have Changed

The Gallup Podcast returns with its new host, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Mohamed Younis. Younis and Gallup Senior Editor Lydia Saad dive into Gallup’s long-term trends on how the Democratic Party is changing, both politically and demographically. How have changes among white Democrats altered the party’s ideological tilt? Are Democrats more likely to identify as liberals? And where does socialism fit into modern Democrats’ ideology?


Introducing Gallup’s New Editor in Chief

Dr. Frank Newport interviews Gallup's new Editor-in-Chief Mohamed Younis. The two talk about Dr. George Gallup and his founding mission for the company, their experiences at the nation's oldest polling firm, and their new roles at Gallup in 2019. After serving as editor in chief for 28 years, Newport is continuing with Gallup as a senior scientist.


How Could Mass Migration Alter Nations’ Populations?

Gallup’s new Migration Research Center features the latest migration discoveries based on more than a decade’s worth of interviews with millions of people across more than 140 countries. How many people would like to leave their countries, and where would they like to go? What countries would grow or shrink in population if people actually followed through on their stated intentions? And what are attitudes toward migrants across the world? Gallup’s Director of Research for Global Migration,...


Americans’ Support for the Death Penalty in Perspective

Gallup has tracked Americans’ views on the death penalty since 1937. How and why has this support or opposition changed over time? What percentage of Americans currently support using capital punishment? And what reasons do supporters of the death penalty give for why they support it? Sandra Babcock, clinical professor at Cornell Law School and a lawyer who specializes in human rights and the death penalty, shares her perspective based on decades of involvement in death penalty litigation....


The Midterms Are Here. One Last Look at the Data.

Tuesday’s midterm elections will determine if Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate -- or if Republicans maintain control of both houses. What percentage of Americans say they are certain they will vote? How much have they thought about the upcoming election? Are voters more or less enthusiastic about voting this year than in previous years? Gallup Editor-in-Chief Dr. Frank Newport and Senior Editor Lydia Saad discuss Gallup’s trends and what the...