Internet & Tech Nov. 26, 2013

45% of Americans Have Chronic Conditions

The 45% of U.S. adults living with one or more chronic health conditions are less likely than other adults to go online. But once they are online, they are more likely to be active users of online health resources.

Elderly couple using digital tablet
Religion Nov. 21, 2013

Timeline: Key Dates in the End-of-Life Debate

Issues surrounding the end of life have been debated since long before New York became the first state to explicitly outlaw assisted suicide in 1828. This timeline looks at major events on the topic in the U.S. since the 1960s.

Religion Nov. 21, 2013

Religious Groups’ Views on End-of-Life Issues

In these summaries, religious leaders, scholars and ethicists from 16 major American religious groups explain how their faith traditions’ teachings address physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and other end-of-life questions.

Religion Nov. 21, 2013

To End Our Days

The Social, Legal and Political Dimensions of the End-of-Life Debate

Religion Nov. 21, 2013

Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments

Most Americans say there are circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die, but a growing minority says medical professionals always should do everything possible to save a patient’s life.

Fact Tank Nov. 13, 2013

Americans see U.S. losing ground against mental illness, prescription drug abuse

The public views a number of public health problems as serious, but while prescription drug abuse does not top the list, it stands out as a problem that Americans say is getting worse.

Fact Tank Nov. 13, 2013

Obesity and poverty don’t always go together

Obesity in the U.S. varies considerably by gender, race, ethnicity, income and educational level, but not necessarily how you might expect.

U.S. Politics Nov. 12, 2013

Public Agrees on Obesity’s Impact, Not Government’s Role

A majority of Americans see obesity as a very serious public health problem affecting society more broadly, but the public has mixed opinions about what, if anything, the government should do about the issue.

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2013

Public has mixed view on banning trans fats

A nationwide survey finds 44% in favor of prohibiting restaurants from using trans fats in foods, while 52% oppose the idea.

Fact Tank Oct. 16, 2013

A downside to an up economy? Mortality rates increase in better times

A new study finds that mortality rates increase during upward cycles in the economy, and decrease during downward cycles.