How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart
There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.
Libraries and Learning
Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.
Lifelong Learning and Technology
A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many.
Measuring the ‘good’ life around the world
What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.
Life Improving for Emerging Economies
Publics in emerging nations now rival those in advanced economies in their self-reported well-being.
Public and private college grads rank about equally in life satisfaction
College graduates report about the same amount of personal satisfaction and economic well-being later in life whether they attended a private or public college.
Bosses More Satisfied than Workers
America’s bosses are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial situation than are non-managerial employees. Bosses are also significantly more likely than workers to think of their job as a career rather than just a job to get them by.
Study: Religious people more likely to reject the idea that life has no purpose
Numerous studies have shown that people who are religious are happier in life. Now, a new study has found those who believe in God with no doubts are more likely to strongly disagree with the idea that life does not have meaning. Stephen Cranney of the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania recently […]
Mothers and work: What’s ’ideal’?
For most American mothers, part-time work would be their ideal work situation, preferred over full-time work or not working at all outside the home.