New Year’s Resolution: Get a Better Economy
One-in-four Americans believe the national economy will be better a year from now.
Gay Marriage at the Ballot Box
Twenty-nine states have passed voter-approved constitutional bans on gay marriage.
Uniters, Not Dividers
Three-quarters of all voters want GOP leaders to work with Obama.
Women Call the Shots at Home
In fully 43% of all couples it’s the woman who makes decisions in more areas than the man.
TV: Have It But Could Live Without It
Nearly everyone in the U.S. has a TV set, but only 64% consider it a necessity.
Be Good for Goodness Sake!
Despite American Humanist Assn. bus ads proclaiming “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake,” a 57%-majority of Americans say belief in God is a prerequisite for morality.
Both the Obama and Biden families will be bringing a new family dog to the executive branch in January, joining the nearly six-in-ten Americans who own a pet.
Technology and Family Closeness
One-quarter of adults believe internet and cell phones have brought their families closer together.
Can You Hear Me Now?
Younger adults are more likely to have problems with their cell phones.
Not So Silent Nights
Fully 87% of Americans are not at all bothered by Christmas music in stores and public places.