by J. Brandon Rigoni and Bailey Nelson

Gallup Daily

No updates March 28. Next update March 29.
Real Unemployment 9.7% +0.1
Gallup Good Jobs 46.6% -
Engaged at Work 34.6% -0.7
Economic Confidence -12 +1
Consumer Spending $90 +1
Obama Approval 51% -
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66% of superintendents say their district is very effective at providing a quality education.

by Tim Hodges

K-12 U.S. school district superintendents and Americans overall agree on the three most important factors in assessing the effectiveness of public schools -- high school graduation rates, student engagement and student hope.

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, Gallup and Healthways are publishing a new series examining how Americans' health and well-being have changed during his eight years in office.

U.S. workers have become more satisfied with many aspects of their jobs, and are most positive about physical safety, relations with coworkers, flexibility and job security. Workers are least satisfied with stress and health benefits.

The image of the U.S. real estate industry improved for the fifth straight year in 2016, with more than twice as many Americans having a positive view (44%) as a negative view (21%).

Articles providing context for the 2016 presidential election

Americans were suspicious of Russia's ties to the U.S. Communist Party in 1939. One in four Americans thought Russia was directly controlling the party.

Millennials tend to shop around for the companies that offer what they want in a role and work environment.

Twenty percent of U.S. workers say they are making less money than they did five years ago, down from 28% in 2013. Also, 23% say their job does not take full advantage of their skills and training.

Opinions on Issues Facing Higher Education

By Valerie Calderon

Among 16 factors, U.S. college presidents rate student enrollment, job preparedness and student retention as most important for evaluating their own success; college ranking is least important.

by Frank Newport

Despite rabid disagreements on many issues, the recent economic speeches by Trump and Clinton showed areas of agreement on economic policy, including several areas in which both candidates are in sync with American public opinion.

by Andrew Rzepa

A new report from the United Nations on the world's progress on sustainable development goals features data that Gallup collected on behalf of its clients FAO and World Bank on world hunger and financial inclusion.

With just 29% of customers fully engaged, B2Bs won't expand existing accounts unless they focus on the key drivers of growth.

With 60% of customers indifferent, B2Bs will fail to expand existing accounts unless they focus on the key drivers of growth.

by Justin McCarthy

Americans have lost track of the fundamentals of education. We measure grades and graduation rates, but are we measuring all of the things that we value? It's not all explained by test scores.