Jon Clifton

Jon Clifton

Gallup, Global Analytics Managing Partner

Jon Clifton is a Managing Partner at Gallup and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. His mission is to help the world’s 7 billion citizens be heard through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative in 160 countries to measure the “will” of every person in the world. He is responsible for the company’s global government work and is a member of the Public Release Committee, the governance board that oversees and maintains Gallup’s public release standards for data, research and methodology.

Jon is a nonresident Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion and a member of the University of Nebraska College of Business Administration’s International Business Advisory Board. He serves on the board of directors of the Meridian International Center and StreetWise Partners. Jon received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a J.D. in international law from the University of Nebraska. He lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Keynote Talk: Soft Metrics of Well-being Cannot Be Ignored

Harrisburg University

Well-meaning Leaders use indicators such as GDP, household income, and unemployment data to make predictions about the future of their countries and economies. They apply classical, rational economics. But in doing so, they miss an important dimension; how people are feeling about and living their lives (an individual’s well-being). For over a decade, Gallup has […]