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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.

Articles providing context for the 2016 presidential election

Leaders know that a company mission is important. But less than half of workers feel strongly connected to their company's purpose.

In 1954, Gallup asked Americans to reflect on their teenage years and name the most effective form of punishment for "children your age who refused to behave." The top answer, given by 40%, was "whipping."

by Ben Ryan

Young women generally report more negative life experiences than young men worldwide. This gender gap disappears, however, as their life experiences improve with full-time jobs.

With only 29% of their customers fully engaged, business-to-business companies have to develop a customer-centric operating model.

by Claire DeCarteret

In Australia, less than half of students (48%) in Years 5 through 12 who were surveyed have hope for the future, according to the 2016 Gallup Student Poll.

About four in 10 Americans (39%) in August say it is a good time to find a quality job, down slightly from 43% in July.

Engaging millennial employees dramatically decreases the likelihood that they will change companies.

by Brandon Busteed

There's a coming data revolution in higher education, but it's not the "big data" revolution that many have been hyping. This revolution will be about the voices of consumers and constituents in higher education.

U.S. investors split into two camps in the method they prefer for interacting with the financial services firm that handles their investments. Fifty percent rely on digital options, while 47% say the branch or telephone is most important.