Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

Mar 11, 2009

Magnet or Sticky?

At first glance, magnet and sticky states may seem to be mirror opposites of each other, and it is true that most states score high on one scale and low on another. But it turns out that 10 states rank high on both scales, and another nine score low on both. Find out where your state lands.

Feb 26, 2009

Suburbs Not Most Popular, But Suburbanites Most Content

Suburbanites are significantly more satisfied with their communities than are residents of cities, small towns or rural areas, but that doesn’t mean Americans want to live there.

Feb 19, 2009

No Place Like Home — Even if the Value Is in the Tank

Not even a housing-led recession can shake Americans’ faith in the blessings of homeownership.

Feb 10, 2009

McDonald’s and Starbucks: 43% Yin, 35% Yang

In the smackdown between Big Macs and caffe lattes, Americans manage to typecast themselves by just about every demographic and ideological characteristic under the sun.

Jan 29, 2009

For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else

Where would Americans most like to live — and how do they feel about the place they currently call home?