Upward Trek for U.S. Job Creation Continues in September
Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index reached a six-year high of +30 in September. This is up from readings of +28 in July and August.

More than one in three sub-Saharan Africans (35%) who aren't already business owners said in 2013 that they planned to start their own business -- the highest figure of all the world's regions.

The U.S. Economic Confidence Index rose four points to -14 last week, up from -18 the previous week. Americans' ratings of current conditions and the economic outlook improved. Confidence has not been this high since early June.

Small-Business Owners Satisfied, but Fewer Feel Successful
While U.S. small-business owners are more likely to say they are satisfied with being a small-business owner than they were in the years following the recession, they are less likely to say they feel successful.

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Politics

Americans Remain Divided on Preference for Gov't Activity

Americans continue to divide evenly in their personal preferences for a more versus a less active role for government. At the same time, more (54%) say the government is currently doing too much than say it should be doing more (41%).

Hispanics' Approval of Obama Down Since '12

President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped significantly more among Hispanics than among all national adults since the 2012 election. Still, Obama's current 52% approval rating among Hispanics exceeds the national average of 42%.

Economy

Small-Business Owners Satisfied, but Fewer Feel Successful

While U.S. small-business owners are more likely to say they are satisfied with being a small-business owner than they were in the years following the recession, they are less likely to say they feel successful.

In the U.S., Economic Confidence Rises to -14

The U.S. Economic Confidence Index rose four points to -14 last week, up from -18 the previous week. Americans' ratings of current conditions and the economic outlook improved. Confidence has not been this high since early June.

Well-Being

World Faces Shortage in Purpose Well-Being

Out of the five elements of well-being, adults worldwide fared worst in 2013 in purpose well-being -- suggesting a global deficit in the number of people who actually like what they do each day and who are motivated to achieve their goals.

The Well-Being 5: Development and Validation of a Diagnostic Instrument to Improve Population Well-Being

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World

Jobs Climate Related to Well-Being Worldwide

Across countries and in every region of the world, those who consider it a good time to find a job in their city or area exhibit higher levels of well-being in all five elements: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical.

World Faces Shortage in Purpose Well-Being

Out of the five elements of well-being, adults worldwide fared worst in 2013 in purpose well-being -- suggesting a global deficit in the number of people who actually like what they do each day and who are motivated to achieve their goals.

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