U.S. Payroll to Population Rate Stable at 44.8% in September
The U.S. Payroll to Population employment rate, as measured by Gallup, remained stable in September (44.8%) compared with August (44.9%), and is on the high end of what Gallup has measured since 2010.

Business graduates lag behind graduates in other disciplines in work interest and purpose well-being. Moreover, business grads do not have a clear advantage in financial well-being.

One in four Americans now support the Tea Party, a proportion that is down from the last midterm elections, in 2010. Most Tea Party supporters are Republicans, and within the GOP, supporters are largely ideologically conservative.

Entrepreneurial Plans Highest in Sub-Saharan Africa
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.

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Highly Successful Entrepreneurs Have Great Sales Talent
Business builders who are effective Promoters represent the face and voice of their companies. They champion their enterprise and endorse what it stands for at every opportunity.

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Politics

Louisiana Tilting Democratic in 2014

Louisianans in 2014 show a slight preference for the Democratic (45%) over the Republican Party (41%), a shift from the past three years. This is still lower than the Democrats' 10-point lead in 2008.

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%).

Economy

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.

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.

Well-Being

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.

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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