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.
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.
New Year’s Resolution: Get a Better Economy
One-in-four Americans believe the national economy will be better a year from now.
Not So Silent Nights
Fully 87% of Americans are not at all bothered by Christmas music in stores and public places.
Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays
While more Americans would rather hear Merry Christmas than a less religious greeting, a plurality (45%) say it doesn’t matter.
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.