George Gallup Jr.
George Horace Gallup Jr.
April 9, 1930
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 21, 2011 (aged 81)|
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
(m. 1959; died 2007)
George Horace Gallup Jr. (April 9, 1930 – November 21, 2011) was an American pollster, writer and executive at The Gallup Organization, which had been founded by his father, George Gallup. Gallup expanded the scope of the Gallup Poll to encompass a wider variety of topics, ranging from the outlook of American young people to religious beliefs.
Much of Gallup's writings and research focused on religion and spirituality in the United States. His works included The Saints Among Us, published in 1992, and The Next American Spirituality, published in 2002.
Born in Evanston, Illinois, Gallup graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1948 and received a bachelor's degree in religion from Princeton University in 1953. In 1954, Gallup joined his father's polling company, The Gallup Organization, where he worked until his retirement in 2004. He and his brother, Alec Gallup, became co-chairmen of the company upon their father's death.
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