Generational equity and the ‘Next America’
A few critics have portrayed our report as an effort to foment a “generational war” over Social Security and Medicare. Let me respond.
When Easter and Christmas near, more Americans search online for “church”
More Americans search for “church” around Easter than at any other time, with the Christmas season usually ranking second, according to Google Trends data.
Chart of the Week: How Americans die, by the numbers
Americans aren’t dying like they used to. They’re living longer, and more are dying of natural causes. In 2010, nearly one-third of all deaths (31%) came from people ages 85 and older – a big improvement from 1968, when the 85+ age cohort made up just 12.6% of all deaths.
Data Feed: More twins, the rich die old, Crimean public opinion
A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.
On weekends, dads find more time for leisure than moms
The “leisure gap” between fathers and mothers, which is quite modest on the weekdays, grows to a one hour difference on Saturdays and Sundays.
Data Feed: Newly insured in 2014, future of tech, how Americans die
A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics Republicans narrow Democrats’ fundraising advantage in 54 competitive contests, WSJ Many voters say Obama lies to the country on important matters, topline, Fox News Christie, Bush and Paul are top GOP picks, today, for 2016, Fox News […]
Reality check: How close are we to teleportation and Mars colonies?
We asked Americans how likely they thought five things were to happen by 2064. Here’s what they said, and what science says.
Five findings about digital video news
News audiences are watching more digital news video than ever before and newsrooms are investing in creating more video content.
From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future
Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don’t agree on what will or won’t come to pass.
Europeans hold more liberal views on moral issues
Europeans are consistently more liberal than Latin Americans, Asians, Africans, and Middle Easterners when it comes to judging what things are morally acceptable or not.