George Gallup Jr.

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George Gallup Jr.
George Horace Gallup Jr.

(1930-04-09)April 9, 1930
DiedNovember 21, 2011(2011-11-21) (aged 81)
Alma materPrinceton University
Kingsley Hubby
(m. 1959; died 2007)
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  • Kingsley
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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.[2] 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.[2]

Much of Gallup's writings and research focused on religion and spirituality in the United States.[2] His works included The Saints Among Us, published in 1992, and The Next American Spirituality, published in 2002.[2]

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Gallup graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1948[3] and received a bachelor's degree in religion from Princeton University in 1953.[2] In 1954, Gallup joined his father's polling company, The Gallup Organization, where he worked until his retirement in 2004.[2] He and his brother, Alec Gallup, became co-chairmen of the company upon their father's death.[4]

George Gallup was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2010. He died in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 21, 2011, at the age of 81.[2]

He was married to Kingsley Hubby, with whom he had three children. He was an Episcopalian, who once considered the ministry but instead served as an active layman.[1]


  1. ^ a b Zernike, Kate (November 23, 2011). "George Gallup Jr., of Polling Family, Dies at 81". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "N.Y. Times reporter Tom Wicker was acclaimed for Kennedy assassination coverage". Detroit Free Press. November 26, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "Notable Alumni". The Lawrenceville School. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Zernike, Kate (November 22, 2011). "George Gallup Jr., of Polling Family, Dies at 81". New York Times. Retrieved November 26, 2011.