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.

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.

Mar. 28, 2006

A Barometer of Modern Morals

Cheating on your taxes, cheating on your spouse and other questions of right and wrong

Mar. 7, 2006

Gauging Family Intimacy

Most dog and cat owners think of their pets as family. Almost all describe their relationship to their pets as “close.” Dear old dad doesn’t fare quite as well.

Feb. 28, 2006

Who’s Feeling Rushed?

If you want to find out who’s always feeling starved for time, just ask a working mom.

Dec. 8, 2005

Baby Boomers: From the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Responsibility

As the oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers approach the age of 60, a Pew Research Center survey finds many are looking ahead to their own retirement while balancing a full plate of family responsibilities – either raising minor children or providing financial and other forms of support to adult children or to aging parents.