The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Experts predict the rise of embedded and wearable computing will enhance our health, productivity, safety and access to information. But it will also bring challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations and tech complexity that boggles us.
Digital Life in 2025
Experts foresee an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives “like electricity.”
How Americans Celebrate Christmas and the Holidays
Nine-in-ten Americans say they celebrate Christmas, and three-quarters say they believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. But only about half see Christmas mostly as a religious holiday, while one-third view it as more of a cultural holiday.
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.
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.
Is social media the new wingman for singles?
Digital tools have added a host of new dimensions to dating, whether it be the first flirty message or making it “Facebook official.”
Parents Find Child Care More Meaningful, Tiring Than Paid Work
Mothers and fathers both find more meaning in time with their kids than they do in the time they spend at work. However, mothers are more likely than fathers to find both activities exhausting.
Data show a dent in Americans’ love for cars
The AAA’s annual travel forecast projects that 34.4 million Americans will drive more than 50 miles from home during the July 4th holiday, a tiny dip from 34.7 million last year. The chief reason, according to AAA, is that the five-day holiday period is a day shorter than it was in 2012, when July 4 […]
Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana
For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favors legalizing the use of marijuana.
Slideshow: Key Findings from the “Modern Parenthood” Survey
The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century.