by Jane Miller and Amy Adkins

Gallup Daily

No updates March 28. Next update March 29.
Real Unemployment 9.7% -
Gallup Good Jobs 45.7% -0.1
Engaged at Work 36.2% +0.7
Economic Confidence -13 -1
Consumer Spending $95 +5
Obama Approval 55% +2
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Compared with a year earlier, more K-12 school principals say their school offers computer science classes teaching programming or coding to create things such as websites, apps or video games.

When companies consistently talk about strengths concepts, employees use their strengths more often.

45% of female employees want to become a senior manager or leader

The best companies make a strategic choice to engage customers or satisfy them -- or both.

U.S. leadership gets highest approval ratings, Russia lowest

40% of K-12 schools have no computer science class

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Exploring why girls, blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in the field of computer science

Students from groups that are underrepresented in the field of computer science face a variety of structural barriers, including a lack of computer science classes at school, limited access to computers at home and less media exposure to computer scientists.

Americans anticipate spending $785 on Christmas gifts this year, consistent with their estimates since 2013. Nearly nine in 10 U.S. adults intend to spend something.

Malaysian banks are doomed to stagnant growth if they fail to appeal to millennial consumers.

Income is important, but women want more out of a job. They'll shop around for a role that best fits them and their lives.

U.S. investors say low interest rates (63%) are better than high interest rates (33%) when asked which would be better for their financial situation today, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.

Communities that invest in bike paths, parks, walkability and public transit have more success in key aspects of well-being.

The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index climbed to +79 in the third quarter, its highest point in more than nine years. A more positive outlook for the stock market provided the main impetus for the gains.

In 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned amid a bribery and tax evasion scandal. A majority of Americans thought he should resign, and the public had decidedly mixed opinions of Agnew during his time in office.

Banks in Thailand are struggling to engage customers -- especially millennials -- amid rapid economic and technological changes.