Fact TankSep 3, 2013

The disappearing male worker

Are men losing interest in work? Male labor force participation rates in the United States have been in steady decline since at least 1950 while women’s labor market participation steadily rose before leveling off about a decade ago. Two recent analyses of U.S. Census data document this trend and offer some unexpected reasons why this […]

Fact TankSep 2, 2013

Opinion of unions is up, membership down

About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.

ReligionJul 11, 2013

Public Esteem for Military Still High

More than three-quarters of Americans continue to believe that members of the military contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being. By contrast, only 37% say clergy make a big contribution to society, and journalists have dropped the most in public esteem since 2009.

U.S. PoliticsJun 27, 2013

Favorable Views of Business, Labor Rebound

Favorable opinions of both business corporations and labor unions have rebounded from record lows reached in the summer of 2011.

Feb 21, 2013

Young Adults Shed Debt After Recession

Young adults have shed substantially more debt than older adults did during the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath—mainly by virtue of owning fewer houses and cars and paring credit card balances.