Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
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.
Who’s Feeling Rushed?
If you want to find out who’s always feeling starved for time, just ask a working mom.
Families Drawn Together By Communication Revolution
A Social Trends Report
Are We Happy Yet?
In the pursuit of happiness, it helps to be affluent, a Republican or a regular churchgoer.
Baby Boomers: From the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Responsibility
As the oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers approach the age of 60, a Pew Research Center survey finds many are looking ahead to their own retirement while balancing a full plate of family responsibilities – either raising minor children or providing financial and other forms of support to adult children or to aging parents.