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.
The one in five adults who said they worked on farms in 2012 in sub-Saharan Africa could play an important role in eradicating hunger and reducing poverty, but the demographics of these farm workers may have to change first.
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.
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."
President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 42.4% during his 21st quarter in office, a slight improvement from 41.2% in the prior quarter, but still one of his lowest quarterly averages as president.
Paying tuition or college loans far exceeds other money matters as the top financial challenge young adults in the U.S. say they face today. Older adults have a mix of top concerns that include healthcare and paying debts or bills.
Four in 10 U.S. workers say they could go no more than a month before experiencing financial hardship if they lost their job. However, relatively few workers, 16%, think it is likely they would lose their job.
Less than half of Americans (42%) have confidence in President Barack Obama on the economy -- the lowest figure Gallup has on record for Obama. New lows were also found for Democratic (35%) and Republican leaders in Congress (24%).
Americans now say real estate is the best choice for long-term investments over gold and stocks. Lower-income Americans, however, still favor gold. Younger Americans are divided on what is the best option.