Republicans'
One in three Americans (33%) have given quite a lot or some thought to the midterm election, up from 26% in April. Republicans are much more engaged at this point than Democrats.

Nearly three in 10 adults (28%) in 123 countries in 2013 say their city or area is a "good place" for gay or lesbian people to live, but attitudes range from a high of 83% in the Netherlands to a low of 1% in Pakistan and Senegal.

Americans' frustration with Congress may bring more voters to the polls on Election Day, as it has in recent midterm elections according to an analysis of historical Gallup data, but divided control of Congress may work against that.

North Carolina's Political and Economic Environment in 2014
North Carolina, in the midst of a crucial Senate race, is the first state profiled in Gallup's newly launched State Scorecard assessments examining 14 key political, economic, and cultural measures for each of the 50 states.

Gallup Business Journal

Why Successful Entrepreneurs Are Effective Delegators
They know that shifting from a do-it-yourself executive style to a more hands-off approach is essential as their business starts to grow.

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North Dakota is the runaway leader among the states in how its residents score their lives and their state on 50 different dimensions. Several leading North Dakota officials offer their insights on why North Dakotans are so content.

LGBT Americans, particularly women, have lower overall well-being than their non-LGBT counterparts, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The disparities are most significant in the areas of physical and financial well-being.

A majority of American workers, 55%, get a sense of identity from their jobs, a finding consistent over time. College graduates are more likely to get a sense of identity from their job than non-college graduates.

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Politics

North Carolina's Political and Economic Environment in 2014

North Carolina, in the midst of a crucial Senate race, is the first state profiled in Gallup's newly launched State Scorecard assessments examining 14 key political, economic, and cultural measures for each of the 50 states.

State by State: Key Metrics for 2014

Gallup's unique daily interviewing, involving more than 350,000 completed interviews a year, along with Gallup's 2013 50-state poll consisting of approximately 600 interviews in each state in the nation, provide the unique ability to measure the views of the residents of each state in the union on a wide variety of important measures. Gallup has now isolated 14 key indicators from these data sources at the state level, and has compiled them into a series of State Scorecards, one for each of the 50 states.

Economy

North Dakota: Legendary Among States

North Dakota is the runaway leader among the states in how its residents score their lives and their state on 50 different dimensions. Several leading North Dakota officials offer their insights on why North Dakotans are so content.

Republicans More Focused on Immigration as Top Problem

Republicans and Democrats generally share concerns about dysfunctional government, the economy, and jobs as top problems facing the country, but they differ on immigration, moral decline, poverty, and education.

Well-Being

North Dakota: Legendary Among States

North Dakota is the runaway leader among the states in how its residents score their lives and their state on 50 different dimensions. Several leading North Dakota officials offer their insights on why North Dakotans are so content.

LGBT Americans Report Lower Well-Being

LGBT Americans, particularly women, have lower overall well-being than their non-LGBT counterparts, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The disparities are most significant in the areas of physical and financial well-being.

World

Nearly Three in 10 Workers Worldwide Are Self-Employed

Nearly three in 10 workers worldwide reported being self-employed in 2013. But rather than a positive sign of proactive entrepreneurial energy, high rates of self-employment in some countries often signal poor economic performance.

Latin America Scores Lowest on Security

Latin America and the Caribbean's score of 56 on Gallup's Law and Order Index in 2013 is the lowest in the world and no better than the region's score five years ago.

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