Sep. 14, 2006

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.

Aug. 30, 2006

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.

Aug. 8, 2006

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.

Aug. 1, 2006

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.

Jun. 14, 2006

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.

May. 23, 2006

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.

May. 15, 2006

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.

May. 9, 2006

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.

May. 2, 2006

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.

Apr. 25, 2006

In the Battle of the Bulge, More Soldiers Than Successes

Two in three are dieting or exercising, but most feel far from ideal weight.