All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gallup’

With Social Media Advertising, Are People Just Tuning Out?

Companies often believe they can use social media to increase brand awareness and tap into a new customer base. But, as Gallup findings suggest, consumers are highly adept at tuning out brand-related Facebook and Twitter content. These channels do not motivate prospective customers to consider trying a brand or recommending a brand to others. That’s the bad news from a …

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Navy SEALs Recruit Heavily From Seven Sports

Former athletes and the Navy SEALs. To succeed in both the athletic arena and as a SEAL requires toughness—both physical and mental—as well as strength and endurance. In the past few years, the Navy has identified which athletes are most likely to survive the highly rigorous and intense SEAL training program, and the answers might surprise you. The Navy SEALs …

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Federal Taxes Too High, Say Americans

With the deadline to file 2013 taxes approaching fast, more Americans are now coming face-to-face with just how much they own Uncle Sam. As the U.S. has always had an interesting relationship to taxes, it isn’t surprising that most Americans are somewhat unsettled by the amount of federal taxes they owe. A new Gallup poll released today shows that a …

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Small Businesses Struggle With Finding New Customers More Than Anything Else [Report]

Gallup and Wells Fargo recently released results from their Q1 2014 Small Business Index. The study found that attracting customers, targeting business opportunities, and finding new business were among the top challenges for small business owners in the U.S. 21% of owners cited these (combined) as the top challenge. Behind these, but significantly lower in percentage, were government regulation, the …

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Mississippi Still the Fattest State, Shows Poll

Last month a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed encouraging data suggesting that future generations may be slimmer than the current population of America. Despite the good long-term news, the population of aging Americans is still continuing to get larger. A Gallup poll last week found that over 27% of American adults could be …

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U.S. Obesity Rate Up Again in 2013

Earlier this week the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new statistics showing that obesity among children ages two to five has dropped significantly over the past decade. This is a positive sign for America’s future health, but the current state of obesity in the U.S. is still being described as an epidemic by health professionals. Gallup …

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Wyoming, Mississippi Among the Reddest U.S. States

With Americans now more-or-less hating congress, it might seem that U.S. voters could unite around a few common issues, such as a functioning legislative branch. It turns out this isn’t the case, though, as a new poll is showing that Americans and America are just as politically polarized as ever. The new Gallup poll shows that certain states remain heavily …

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Americans Now Turning on Their Own Congress Members

It’s been a cliche in American politics for some time that voters think congress is doing a terrible job, yet believe that their own member of congress is working hard in their best interests, as well as those of the U.S. as a whole. Now, with congressional approval ratings falling to new lows, it seems that voters are even beginning …

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Percentage of Uninsured Americans is Dropping

Much debate has surrounded the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) since the legislation’s health insurance markets went live late last year. Since that time some encouraging numbers have shown that the program is working, at least a little. In December 2.2 million Americans signed up for health insurance using either the Healthcare.gov website or a state-sponsored healthcare exchange site. Now …

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Two-Thirds of Americans Dissatisfied With Wealth Distribution

With the U.S. economy still slow and the wealth gap as large as it has ever been in the U.S., more and more Americans seem to be growing dissatisfied with the way wealth is spread throughout the country. A new Gallup poll today shows that a full two-thirds (67%) of U.S. adults are either “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with …

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Majority of Americans Dissatisfied With U.S. Direction

As the American political landscape continues to become more polarized, a large majority of Americans continue to be dissatisfied with the state of things in the U.S. A new Gallup poll released today shows that only 23% of U.S. adults say they are satisfied with “the way things are going” in their country. This result, which was found during an …

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A Fairly Ridiculous Amount of People Still Own VCRs

The list of “things that killed the VCR” is pretty lengthy – I mean, just start naming semi-recent technological advancements in the way human beings consume TV and movies and you have your list right there. Digital cable, DVDs, Netflix, DVR – the VCR, though perfectly useful in its time, is simply a relic of the past. Right? Well, not …

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