In U.S., Four in 10 Say Party Control of Congress Matters
Forty percent of Americans say that the specific party controlling Congress matters a great deal to them. This matches the 2002 level but is down from 49% in 2010, mainly because of a sharp decline in this view among Republicans.

One in four U.S. Hispanics name immigration as the top problem facing the U.S., assigning more importance to the issue than the general public does. Among all adults, Republicans are now more likely than Democrats to say immigration is the No. 1 issue.

As Arkansas residents prepare to vote in an important U.S. Senate election, the percentage of conservative Democrats, who once made up a disproportionately large portion of the Democratic Party relative to the nation, has declined.

Quality Healthcare at a Premium in Ebola-Affected Countries
People in West African countries affected by Ebola rated their healthcare among the world's worst before the outbreak. More than seven in 10 in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were dissatisfied with the availability of quality care.

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How Winegardner & Hammons Built a Winning Workplace Culture
This top U.S. independent hotel management company built its strategy on engaging employees and maximizing talent -- and created a culture that generates success.

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Thriving levels in different elements of well-being varied worldwide in 2013. Panamanians have the highest levels, while Syrians and Afghans have the lowest. Regionally, residents of sub-Saharan Africa are least likely to be thriving.

Americans' trust in each of the three branches of the federal government is at or near historical lows in Gallup's trends. Trust in the executive and legislative branches shows notable declines this year.

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Politics

In U.S., More Hispanics Name Immigration as Top Problem

One in four U.S. Hispanics name immigration as the top problem facing the U.S., assigning more importance to the issue than the general public does. Among all adults, Republicans are now more likely than Democrats to say immigration is the No. 1 issue.

Fewer Conservative Dems in Arkansas Adds to Tight Midterm

As Arkansas residents prepare to vote in an important U.S. Senate election, the percentage of conservative Democrats, who once made up a disproportionately large portion of the Democratic Party relative to the nation, has declined.

Economy

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Remains on Plateau

Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index measured -16 for the week ending Sept. 14. This is on par with the weekly average of -16 so far in 2014, and is consistent with scores recorded for the past seven weeks.

U.S. Investors Seek Advice for Some Things More Than Others

Of five major common financial decisions, U.S. investors are the most likely to seek professional advice when creating a financial plan, followed by college planning. Far fewer seek any kind of advice when buying a car or house.

Well-Being

Black College Grads More Likely to Graduate With Debt

Half of 2000-2014 black college graduates in the U.S. report graduating with more than $25,000 in student loan debt. Black college grads show lower levels of well-being in several areas compared with other college graduates.

World

Country Well-Being Varies Greatly Worldwide

Thriving levels in different elements of well-being varied worldwide in 2013. Panamanians have the highest levels, while Syrians and Afghans have the lowest. Regionally, residents of sub-Saharan Africa are least likely to be thriving.

Confidence in Banks Slow to Return in Bailout Countries

Although fears about the eurozone's collapse are receding, most residents in bailout countries still do not put much faith in their financial institutions. So far, trust is returning only in Ireland.

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