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Mexico Sitting on Untapped Entrepreneurial Talent

To achieve the greater economic inclusion that Mexico needs, schools and government should work together -- casting a wider net to find and develop a new generation of business leaders that spans regions and socioeconomic classes

16.07.20. 21:15

U.S. Economic Confidence Stuck at Lower Level

Americans are less confident in the economy than they were earlier in the year. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was -17 last week, similar to the lower levels seen since mid-June

16.07.19. 14:30

Most Americans Foresee Death of Cash in Their Lifetime

More than six in 10 Americans think it is likely the U.S. economy will become cashless in their lifetime. Still, more say they personally like to have cash on them at all times than say they are comfortable without it

16.07.15. 19:15

In Africa, Corruption Viewed as Widespread, Yet Declining

Majorities in sub-Saharan Africa view corruption as widespread in government (75%) and business (72%); however, views have improved since 2008. Perceived government corruption is highest in Nigeria (95%) and lowest in Rwanda (7%)

16.07.14. 08:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Unchanged Despite Positive Signs

The Gallup U.S. Economic Confidence Index held steady at -15 for the week ending July 10, with no sign that Friday's strong jobs report altered economic attitudes, at least so far

16.07.12. 14:30

U.S. Gallup Good Jobs Rate Edges to New High in June

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs rate was 46.0% in June, the highest Gallup has recorded since establishing the metric in 2010. Workforce participation was also up slightly, while unemployment and underemployment were slightly down

16.07.07. 14:30

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Steady in June at -14

Americans' confidence in the economy held steady in June. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index was -14, the same score as in April and May. The average reflects slightly higher confidence in early June, followed by a slight retreat at the end

16.07.05. 14:30

B2Bs' Customer Base at Risk

If business-to-business companies don't change the way they work with clients, they could lose two-thirds of their customers

16.07.05. 14:00

Millennials Want Jobs to Be Development Opportunities

Millennials desire opportunities to learn and grow in their jobs -- but they're struggling to find ones they think are worthwhile

16.06.30. 07:00

No Immediate Brexit Effect on U.S. Economic Confidence

The United Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union did not immediately affect confidence in the U.S. economy. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was -16 in three-day rolling averages recorded before and after the referendum

16.06.28. 14:30

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Edges Down to -15

Americans' confidence in the economy declined slightly last week, with Gallup's Economic Confidence Index falling to -15 from -12 the previous week. Americans' more pessimistic views about the economy's outlook account for the drop

16.06.21. 14:30

Brands Aren't Winning Millennial Consumers

Millennials are the least-engaged generation of consumers. Brands are not delivering on this group's ideal customer experience

16.06.15. 07:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Holds at -12

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy is holding steady, as Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -12 for the third week in a row

16.06.14. 14:30

Americans' Confidence in Newspapers at New Low

The 20% of Americans who express confidence in newspapers as a U.S. institution is an all-time low and marks the 10th consecutive year that more Americans hold newspapers in low, rather than high, esteem

16.06.13. 21:00

U.S. Employee Engagement Slips Below 33% in May

In the U.S., 32.7% of workers were engaged in their jobs in May, down slightly from April but still above 2015 averages

16.06.10. 18:00

Americans Remain Relatively Optimistic About Job Market

Forty-three percent of Americans say it is a good time to find a job, on the high end of Gallup's trend since 2001. Full-time employees and students are the most upbeat about the job market

16.06.09. 20:45

Data Security: Not a Big Concern for Millennials

Millennials are the most trusting generation when it comes to the security and privacy of their personal data

16.06.09. 07:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Flat in May, at -14

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy stayed flat in May. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -14 -- the same as in April, which was a seven-month low

16.06.07. 14:30

Managers: Millennials Want Feedback, but Won't Ask for It

Millennials desire routine feedback from their supervisors, but they neither request nor receive it

16.06.02. 07:00

Paycheck or Purpose: What Drives Millennials?

Millennials have limited financial freedom. Yet their motivations to find a new job have less to do with money than with other factors

16.06.01. 07:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Improves Slightly to -12

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy improved slightly last week. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -12 for the week ending May 29, up three points from the prior week

16.05.31. 20:00

Millennials Most Likely to Shop for Fun, on Impulse

Millennials also are more likely than other generations to go online and compare prices

16.05.26. 07:00

Millennials Are Starting to Spend More

Millennials are spending more than they were a year ago on leisure activities, creating an opportunity for marketers

16.05.25. 07:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Static at -15

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy remains steady, with Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging -15 for the week ending May 22. This is similar to the -14 to -16 weekly scores recorded since late April

16.05.24. 14:30

B2B Organic Growth Requires Collaboration With Customers

The best business-to-business relationships Gallup has studied feature deep partnerships between B2Bs and their clients

16.05.18. 07:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Holds Steady at -14

Americans continue to rate the U.S. economy more negatively than positively. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index registered -14 last week, similar to where it has been since early April

16.05.17. 14:30

Economy Continues to Rank as Top U.S. Problem

Eighteen percent of Americans in May name the economy in general as the most important problem facing the U.S. This figure is similar to the 17% who mentioned the economy the prior three months

16.05.16. 19:45

Three in 10 U.S. Workers Foresee Working Past Retirement Age

Thirty-one percent of nonretired U.S. adults predict they will retire after age 67 -- the maximum age for receiving full Social Security benefits -- while 23% plan on an early retirement, stopping before age 62

16.05.13. 10:00

How Millennials Want to Work and Live

71% of Millennials Are Either Not Engaged or Actively Disengaged at Work

16.05.11. 06:01

U.S. Employee Engagement Solid in April

In the U.S., 33.0% of workers were engaged with their work in April. The latest monthly average is the fourth highest on record since Gallup began measuring employee engagement daily in January 2011

16.05.10. 19:45

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Stable at -14

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy has stabilized, with Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging -14 for the week ending May 8. This is similar to the scores of -15 and -16 recorded the previous two weeks

16.05.10. 14:30

U.S. Small-Business Owners' Optimism Levels Off

U.S. small-business owners' optimism about their business situation is mostly unchanged from earlier this year and matches the level of optimism found one year ago

16.05.09. 19:45

U.S. Workers Regain Faith in Finding Good Job if Laid Off

Sixty-three percent of U.S. workers believe it is likely that they would find a job just as good as the one they have now if they were laid off. This percentage is back up to pre-recession levels after falling to 42% in 2010

16.05.09. 10:00

Americans' Views of Socialism, Capitalism Are Little Changed

Americans' images of socialism, capitalism and other economic-related concepts have not changed significantly over the past six years. Americans are most positive about small business and least positive about socialism

16.05.06. 10:00

U.S. Gallup Good Jobs Rate 44.9% in April 2016

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs employment rate was 44.9% in April, up nominally from March's 44.4%. Workforce participation was up slightly, while unemployment was down almost a full point to 5.2%

16.05.05. 14:30

Americans' Optimism About Homebuying Climate Dips

Americans are slightly less optimistic about the homebuying climate than they have been since 2009. But a majority of nonhomeowners say they will buy a home in the next 10 years

16.05.04. 23:00

Small-Business Owners Say Candidates Fail to Address Issues

The majority of small-business owners do not feel the presidential candidates are discussing issues of importance to them.

16.05.04. 21:45

U.S. Economic Confidence Down in April

Americans' evaluations of the U.S. economy grew slightly more negative in April, with Gallup's Economic Confidence Index averaging -14 for the month, down from -10 in March

16.05.03. 14:30

B2B Organic Growth: Becoming Suppliers' Customer of Choice

For B2B companies, striving to become a "customer of choice" for their suppliers is essential to engaging their own customers

16.05.03. 07:00

U.S. Consumer Spending Increases in April, to $95

Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $95 for the month of April, up significantly from $89 in March. The latest spending figure represents the highest average for the month of April in Gallup's nine-year trend

16.05.02. 14:30

Most U.S. Retirees Living Well, but Nonretirees Unconvinced

Nearly half of Americans (47%) who have not retired yet think they won't have enough money to live comfortably when they do retire, but 74% of current U.S. retirees say they are living comfortably

16.04.29. 21:30

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Hits Lowest Point in 2016

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy reached its lowest level so far in 2016, with Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging -16 last week. The latest figure represents a four-point drop from the previous week

16.04.26. 14:30

For B2B Companies, Customer Surveys Aren't Enough

Quantitative measures uncover only so much about the relationships between a B2B company and its customers

16.04.26. 07:00

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Prefer Saving to Spending

Sixty-five percent of Americans now prefer saving money to spending it, continuing a trend that started after the 2008 financial crisis. The percentage who say they are spending less tops the percentage saying they are spending more

16.04.25. 10:00

Just Over Half of Americans Own Stocks, Matching Record Low

Slightly more than half of Americans (52%) say they currently have money invested in the stock market. This matches the low first reached in 2013 for Gallup's 19-year trend

16.04.20. 20:45

B2B Organic Growth: Can Companies Change Their Cultures?

The most successful B2B companies take specific and proven steps to align their purpose, brand and culture

16.04.20. 20:15

More Americans Say Real Estate Is Best Long-Term Investment

Thirty-five percent of Americans favor real estate as the best long-term investment choice, a four-percentage-point gain from last year that moves it further ahead of stocks (22%), gold (17%), savings accounts (15%) and bonds (7%)

16.04.20. 10:00

B2B Organic Growth Demands a Strong Organizational Identity

Countless companies say they have a customer-centric culture and clear identity. But Gallup finds that few actually do

16.04.19. 20:45

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Stable at -12

After several turbulent days drove economic confidence to its 2016 low point two weeks ago, Americans' views of the economy have stabilized to prior levels. Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index now stands at -12

16.04.19. 14:30

The Consequences of Debt in America (Part Two)

Gallup data suggest that carrying debt does not, by itself, have much of an impact on Americans' financial worries

16.04.14. 07:00

U.S. Employee Engagement Reaches New High in March

Employee engagement among U.S. workers reached a new high in March, when an average of 34.1% were engaged. The previous high in Gallup's five-year trend was 33.8% in March 2011

16.04.13. 20:45

The Consequences of Debt in America

Americans who carry debt have many financial worries and are more likely than others to try cutting costs and raising money

16.04.13. 07:00

Most U.S. Investors Happy With Their 401(k)

Nine in 10 employed U.S. investors with a 401(k) plan view the retirement savings tool positively. For allocation advice, all age groups value personal financial advisers, although younger investors augment advice with digital tools

16.04.12. 19:15

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Dips to -14

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy slipped last week. The U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -14 for the week ending April 10, down from -10

16.04.12. 14:30

Two-Year Grads Satisfied With Cost of Degree, Not Lives

A new Gallup-USA Funds study finds that associate degree holders largely believe these degrees were worth the cost and helped them achieve their career goals. At the same time, they trail four-year grads in employment and well-being

16.04.11. 17:00

Biggest Driver of B2B Success: Meaningful Customer Impact

Customer impact means making major changes in a customer's business that significantly improve its bottom line

16.03.31. 20:45

U.S. Gallup Good Jobs Rate 44.4% in March 2016

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs employment rate was 44.4% in March, down nominally from February's 44.6%. Workforce participation was also down slightly to 67.0% from 67.2%, and unemployment was down slightly to 6.0% from 6.2%

16.03.31. 14:30

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Dips to -13

Americans' confidence in the economy dipped last week, with the U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging -13 for the week ending March 27. The score was -9 the previous week

16.03.29. 14:30

Americans' Outlook for Job Market Holding at Higher Levels

Americans' perceptions of the hiring situation remain moderately optimistic, with 42% saying it is a good time to get a quality job.

16.03.23. 20:00

Big Problem for B2Bs: Resolving Customer Problems

One in five B2B customers have experienced a problem with a company or product -- and only 40% of these say the problem was resolved

16.03.22. 19:30

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Averages -9 Last Week

The U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -9 for the week ending March 20. This is up slightly from low points earlier this year and up significantly from lows last summer, but remains below the more positive averages in early 2015

16.03.22. 13:30

Using Employee Engagement to Build a Diverse Workforce

Diversity is an important issue in hiring, especially in Silicon Valley. But various Gallup studies have examined the combination of diversity, employee engagement and inclusion that provides a competitive advantage for businesses

16.03.21. 21:00

Slim Majority of Retired U.S. Investors Hopeful About 2016

Fewer retired U.S. investors today than in 2015 are optimistic that they can maintain their income or reach short-term investment targets over the next year. They remain optimistic about reaching their five-year investment goals

16.03.18. 20:45

Gallup Vault: The Birth of Pay Television

In 1955, Gallup asked Americans with television sets if they would be interested in watching current movies at home, and if so, how much they would pay for this ability

16.03.18. 18:00

Most U.S. Investors Still Want a Human Advising Them

U.S. investors are no more inclined now than a year ago to favor digital financial advice over traditional resources. About half still prefer relying on a personal financial adviser; 24% favor digital tools and 18% on-call advice

16.03.16. 09:00

U.S. Investor Optimism Slips to Two-Year Low This Quarter

The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index fell to +40 this quarter from +59 in the fourth quarter of 2015. While still positive, this is the lowest the index has been since mid-2014

16.03.11. 20:45

Orlando Tops Largest U.S. Metro Areas in Job Creation

Of the nation's 50 largest metro areas, Orlando, Florida, had the highest rate of net job creation in 2015, according to employees' reports of hiring where they work. Hiring has improved in most U.S. metro areas in recent years

16.03.08. 20:00

Economic Confidence Index in U.S. Steady at -11

Americans' views of the U.S. economy held steady for another week, with Gallup's Economic Confidence Index staying within the range generally found since July. The index was -11 for the week ending March 6

16.03.08. 14:30

B2B Organic Growth Requires Superior Account Teams

Companies can take specific actions to build stronger account teams and get much more business from existing customers

16.03.08. 07:00

U.S. Consumer Spending Up Slightly in February

After the usual post-holiday dip in January, Americans' daily self-reported spending increased slightly in February to an average of $84. This is similar to spending levels recorded for the month of February since 2013

16.03.07. 14:30

Trump Support Built on Outsider Status, Business Experience

Republicans who support Donald Trump as their party's nominee are most likely to cite his status as a nonpolitician as their reason for doing so, along with his business background and that he "speaks his mind.

16.03.04. 21:30

Americans Are Buried Under a Mountain of Debt

A significant portion of each generation has substantial consumer debt of several different kinds

16.03.03. 20:30

U.S. Gallup Good Jobs Rate 44.6% in February 2016

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs employment rate was 44.6% in February, down a tenth of a point from January's 44.7%. Workforce participation was up slightly to 67.2% from 66.8%, and unemployment was up slightly to 6.2% from 5.5%

16.03.03. 14:30

U.S. Workers' Reports of Hiring Activity Stable in February

U.S. worker's perceptions of hiring activity at their workplace were unchanged in February, with Gallup's Job Creation Index registering +29. This is down from the record high of +32 recorded last year

16.03.02. 14:30

B2Bs: Disconnect Between Customer Strategies and Outcomes

The very best business-to-business companies put their customers at the core of everything they do

16.03.01. 21:15

U.S. Economic Confidence Steady in February

Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaged -13 for February, on par with all monthly readings since July

16.03.01. 19:30

After New Rule, More Small Businesses Adopt Chip Technology

About half (48%) of small-business owners who accept credit cards now have chip-enabled systems in place, up from 31% before new rules went into effect in October. Most who have not upgraded say they will in the future

16.02.23. 23:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Remains Level at -11

Americans continue to be slightly more negative than positive about the U.S. economy. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index stands at -11, similar to most weekly scores since September

16.02.23. 14:30

B2B Organic Growth Demands Consultative Salespeople

There are specific actions B2B companies can take to build stronger account teams. A big one: Position salespeople as consultants

16.02.23. 07:00

B2B Organic Growth: The Right Account Manager Is Essential

Account managers are the people most responsible for maximizing relationships with the customer and the internal team

16.02.18. 07:00

U.S. Small-Business Owners Grow More Optimistic

After declining for three consecutive quarters, U.S. small-business owners' optimism has increased in the first quarter of 2016 and is almost back to where it was a year ago. Owners are more optimistic about their business cash flow

16.02.16. 21:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Steady at -13

Americans' confidence in the economy was unchanged last week, with Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging -13 for the week ending Feb. 14

16.02.16. 14:30

B2B Barriers to Organic Growth (Part Three)

A crucial barrier prevents organic growth within customer accounts

16.02.11. 07:00

Utah Residents Most Positive About Their State Economy

Utah residents are most positive and Illinois residents most negative about the health of their state's economy. In all but four states, residents are more positive than negative about how their state economy is doing

16.02.10. 10:00

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Level at -13

Americans' economic confidence is holding steady, with Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging -13 for the week ending Feb. 7. This is similar to recent readings, apart from a brief spike after the State of the Union address

16.02.09. 14:30

B2B Companies Aren't Maximizing Customer Growth

Gallup has found common barriers business-to-business companies face in getting the most out of their customer relationships

16.02.09. 07:00

U.S. Gallup Good Jobs Rate 44.7% in January 2016

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs employment rate was 44.7% in January, down slightly from December. Workforce participation was 66.8%, and unemployment was 5.5%

16.02.04. 14:30

Americans' Big Debt Burden Growing, Not Evenly Distributed

Though four in 10 report carrying no consumer debt, Gen Xers -- followed by millennials -- carry considerable debt

16.02.04. 07:00

Less Than One-Third of B2B Customers Are Engaged

Gallup has identified the most common barriers business-to-business companies face in maximizing their customer relationships

16.02.03. 20:15

U.S. Job Creation Index Continues to Hover Below Record High

U.S. workers' reports of hiring activity at their place of work remained positive in January, though they are down slightly from the record high recorded in Gallup's eight-year trend last year

16.02.03. 14:30

North Dakota Has Highest Gallup Good Jobs Rate

North Dakota (51.5%) had the highest Gallup Good Jobs rate and West Virginia (38.3%) the lowest in 2015. Labor market conditions are strongest in the northern Great Plains and Mountain states and near the nation's capital

16.01.29. 22:30

For Second Year, Economic Confidence Highest in Minnesota

For the second straight year, Minnesota residents in 2015 were more confident in the U.S. economy than were residents of any other state. For the sixth year in a row, West Virginia residents were the least confident in the U.S. economy

16.01.28. 22:30

Minnesota the Top State on the Job Creation Index

Minnesota's strong gains on Gallup's Job Creation Index last year helped it finish first among the 50 states, displacing North Dakota, which occupied the top spot the prior six years. Alaska ranked last in 2015 for the first time

16.01.27. 22:30

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Retreats to -12

Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index dropped five points to -12 after improving briefly to -7 following the State of the Union address. The index is back to where it has been most of the time since mid-2015

16.01.26. 14:30

Majority of Americans Dissatisfied With Corporate Influence

A majority of Americans are dissatisfied with corporations' size and influence. Americans are also dissatisfied with government regulation of businesses, and those who are dissatisfied slightly favor less regulation rather than more

16.01.20. 22:30

U.S. Gallup Good Jobs Rate 45.3% in December 2015

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs employment rate was 45.3% in December, up slightly from November. Workforce participation was 67.3%, and unemployment was 5.6%

16.01.07. 14:30

Big Government Still Named as Biggest Threat to U.S.

Sixty-nine percent say big government is the biggest threat to the U.S., while 25% say big business and 6% say big labor. The percentage naming big government as the biggest threat is down slightly from a high of 72% in 2013

15.12.22. 19:15

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Holds at -12

For the week ending Dec. 20, Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index was -12. This is consistent with scores since September that have ranged narrowly between -11 and -15

15.12.22. 14:30

U.S. Quality Job Outlook in 2015 Best Since 2007

An average of 42% of Americans in 2015 said it was a good time to find a quality job. This is up sharply from 30% in 2014, and the highest annual average Gallup has found since before the recession

15.12.17. 10:00

Market Volatility a Growing Concern for U.S. Investors

The recent fluctuations in the stock market have increased U.S. investors' concern about the market's volatility. However, they have had little effect on investors' confidence and optimism about the stock market

15.12.16. 22:30

Economic Confidence Index in the U.S. Consistent at -12

The U.S. Economic Confidence Index measured -12 for the week ending Dec. 13. Since September, scores have remained within a four-point range

15.12.15. 14:30

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