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.
Eating More; Enjoying Less
Just 39% of adults say they enjoy eating “a great deal,” down from 48% in 1989 – with a bigger decline among those who consider themselves overweight than among those who consider themselves just about the right weight.
Americans See Weight Problems Everywhere But In the Mirror
Americans think the nation’s waistline is expanding and they consider this a serious problem. But when it comes to weighing themselves, they seem to use a different scale.
A Barometer of Modern Morals
Cheating on your taxes, cheating on your spouse and other questions of right and wrong
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
One in five Americans (22%) now has a close relative married to someone of a different race.
Gauging Family Intimacy
Most dog and cat owners think of their pets as family. Almost all describe their relationship to their pets as “close.” Dear old dad doesn’t fare quite as well.