Montanans, Alaskans Say States Among Top Places to Live
When asked to rate their state as a place to live, three in four Montanans (77%) and Alaskans (77%) say their state is the best or one of the best. Those in Rhode Island (18%) and Illinois (19%) have the least praise for their states.

Fifty-six percent of Americans expect home prices to increase in their local area, the highest percentage holding this view since 2006. Also, 74% of Americans say it is a good time to buy a house, one of the highest readings to date.

Residents of Provo-Orem, Utah, and Boulder, Colo., are the most likely to say they learned something new or interesting "yesterday." Communities with the highest levels of reported daily learning tend to have a large university.

Americans' Ratings of Their Personal Finances Inch Up
Americans continue to become more positive about their personal financial situations, with an increase in those who rate their finances as excellent or good and those who say they have enough money to live comfortably.

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Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers?
Zappos may soon find out, as the online retailer is eliminating the traditional manager role. But the decision leaves many unanswered questions.
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Interactive Features

Politics

One in Four in U.S. Are Solidly Skeptical of Global Warming

A special Gallup analysis categorizes 39% of Americans as "Concerned Believers" on the issue of human-induced global warming. Another 36% are the "Mixed Middle," while 25% are "Cool Skeptics."

Global Warming or Climate Change: Is There a Difference?

In a guest commentary for Gallup, Riley Dunlap, Regents Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University, explores differences in Americans' views when they hear the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

Economy

Americans' Ratings of Their Personal Finances Inch Up

Americans continue to become more positive about their personal financial situations, with an increase in those who rate their finances as excellent or good and those who say they have enough money to live comfortably.

Retirement Remains Americans' Top Financial Worry

Americans' top financial concern is not having enough money for retirement, followed by unexpected medical costs and maintaining their standard of living. A majority of Americans have been worried about retirement savings since 2001.

Well-Being

Newly Insured in 2014 Represent About 4% of U.S. Adults

Four percent of Americans are newly insured this year. About half of this group obtained their new health insurance through a health exchange, and half got it using some other mechanism.

Higher Fines Compel Uninsured Americans to Sign Up

More uninsured adults would be willing to sign up for health insurance as penalty fines increase. However, this effect differs depending on the amount of the fine.

World

Corruption Concerns All Generations of Indian Voters

Corruption is a major issue in India's ongoing election, with 75% of Indian adults saying it is widespread in their government. This issue crosses generations, indicating India's bulging young population has the same concerns as its elders.

U.S. Tops Other Global Leaders in Approval

The leadership of the U.S. received higher approval ratings worldwide in 2013 than the leadership of Germany, the European Union, China, and Russia.

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