Frank Newport

Frank Newport

Frank Newport, Ph.D., is Gallup's Editor in Chief and past president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Gallup has monitored American public opinion continuously since 1935 and now conducts more than 350,000 interviews with Americans each year; Gallup also conducts ongoing interviews in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Dr. Newport focuses on analyzing Americans' views of their elected officials and public attitudes toward and behavior relating to key policy and issue areas, including the economy, religion, well-being, and key indicators of public mood and consumer behavior. His analyses appear on; in his blog, "Polling Matters"; in books and other publications; and on video, in podcasts, and through radio and television appearances. Dr. Newport is author of God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America and Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People. He is coauthor of Winning the White House 2008: The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion, and the Presidency; The Evangelical Voter: Religion and Politics in America; and coeditor of The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion, volumes 2004 through 2012.

Dr. Newport's articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in the American Sociological Review, Public Opinion Quarterly, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Dr. Newport served as the 2010-2011 president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the nation's largest association of professional survey researchers and pollsters. He is vice president of the National Council on Public Polls and serves on the Board of Directors for the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. He appears weekly on the radio show, "What Are We Thinking?" produced by Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY-FM.

Dr. Newport graduated from Baylor University, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2002. He earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Michigan.
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Frank Newport joins Jim Blasingame with new Gallop research that proposes that healthcare exchanges have been beneficial, plus why is the Census Bureau changing their polling questions.
Frank Newport joins Jim Blasingame with new research that claims that more Americans are insured to day than were prior to Obamacare, but does not say how many are newly on Medicaid.
Frank Newport joins Jim Blasingame with new research Gallop has produced that reveals how the healthcare status of Americans has changed over the past few years.