Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Americans See Less Progress on Their Ladder of Life
As economists and politicians debate whether there is less mobility in the U.S. now than in the past, a new Pew survey finds that many among the public are seeing less progress in their own lives.
American Work Life is Worsening, But Most Workers Still Content
Americans are generally satisfied with their own jobs but believe that wages, benefits, job security and employer loyalty have deteriorated over the past generation for most workers, a new survey finds.
As the Price of Gas Goes Up, The Nation’s Odometer Slows Down
About half the public says it is driving less due to sticker shock at the pump.
Americans and Their Cars: Is the Romance on the Skids?
Any nation with more passenger vehicles than licensed drivers has a pretty serious love affair with the automobile. But the romance seems to be cooling off a bit — a casualty of its own intensity.
Americans to Rest of World: Soccer Not Really Our Thing
Just 4% of U.S adults here say soccer is their favorite sport to watch.
Gambling: As the Take Rises, So Does Public Concern
A new study from the Pew Research Center finds a modest backlash in attitudes toward legalized gambling, even as the public is spending more money on more forms of legal gambling.
Increasingly, Americans Prefer Going to the Movies at Home
As the summer blockbuster movie season begins, a new Pew Research Center survey finds three-quarters of all adults now say they would prefer to watch movies at home, up from 67% in 1994.
Calling Mom on Mother’s Day. And the Day Before. And the Day After.
The traditional holiday phone call to mom may not have the impact it once had- not because fewer sons and daughters remember to call, but because more are already talking to mom every other day of the year.
Once Again, The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be
Barely a third of today’s adults expect today’s children to grow up better off than people are now.
In the Battle of the Bulge, More Soldiers Than Successes
Two in three are dieting or exercising, but most feel far from ideal weight.