An example of one of Gallup's best-known public opinion questions is presidential approval. The question is worded as follows: "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?" The response options to this question are: approve, disapprove or no opinion.Continue Reading
In addition to corporate work spanning a variety of industries, The Gallup Organization conducts regular public opinion polls with questions about topics such as presidential approval and mood of the nation. Gallup tracks the results across time and provides analysis and insight into the results.
An example of a trend question asked by Gallup is: "In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in your personal life at this time? Are you very [satisfied/dissatisfied] or just somewhat [satisfied/dissatisfied]?"
Gallup also asks open-ended questions in which the respondent is not restricted to set response options, but free to provide any answer. An example is: "What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?"
Gallup also conducts public opinion surveys on a vast range of topics, including politics, the economy and social issues. Gallup's web site contains detailed information about the company's work and the methodology behind their research.Learn more about Politics