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Monday, July 19, 2010

Taking Your Ideas for "State of the States"

We kicked off our midyear "State of the States" reports Monday with Obama Job Approval by state. It's the first of several state-level stories we'll release over the next three weeks, based on surveys conducted January through June of this year as part of Gallup Daily tracking.

For the first time, we're taking readers' suggestions for one of our stories. So, have a look at all of the questions we ask daily and e-mail us at gallup_news@gallup.com or post a comment with an item you'd like to see analyzed by state (unfortunately, we can't report underemployment or consumer spending by state at this time). We'll report on our "readers' pick" on Friday, August 6.

Here's the complete release schedule (subject to change):

Monday, July 19: Obama Job Approval
Wednesday, July 21: Job Creation Index
Friday, July 23: Well-Being Index

Monday, July 26: Party Identification
Wednesday, July 28: Economic Confidence Index
Friday, July 30: Uninsured

Monday, August 2: Ideology
Wednesday, August 4: Obesity and Diabetes
Friday, August 6: Readers' Pick

These stories are meant to serve as a midyear checkup to see how the states fared on key metrics in the first half of the year, pinpointing areas of strength and weakness.

You can still sort and export complete state-level data from 2008 and 2009 through our "State of the States" interactive. We'll update this feature again early next year once we have new full-year totals in based on all 2010 surveys.

To make sure to get every "State of the States" story as soon as it is published, sign up for "All Gallup Headlines" via e-mail alerts or RSS feeds.

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