LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 23: A man with a large belly eats junk food on May 23, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. According to statistics a majority of Germans are overweight and are comparatively heavier than people in most other countries in Europe.
Just three years ago, support for gay marriage was 44%. The current 53% level of support is essentially double the 27% in Gallup's initial measurement on gay marriage, in 1996.
Gallup has found that only about one in five young adults expect to receive a Social Security benefit when they retire ... And even if they do receive a benefit, potential reforms to Social Security may require today's younger workers to wait until a later age to get full benefits or to get a proportionately smaller benefit than today's retirees. Thus, young respondents are looking to sources outside of Social Security to support them after they stop working.
We've been doing presidential polling since 1936 which is what put George Gallup on the map ...The results [in 2012] certainly were not what we wanted them to be from Gallup's perspective.More quotes »
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Americans Sour on IRS, Rate CDC and FBI Most Positively
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A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live
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Secondary Sources: Retirement, Farm Subsidies, Preschool Education
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