By roughly two-to-one, more say they have a generally negative rather than a generally positive impression of the 2000s.
As Americans begin a new year, nearly six-in-ten say this decade will be better than the last 10 years.
About one-third of Americans say they regularly or occasionally attend religious services at more than one place; most sometimes attend services of a faith different from their own.
One-in-four American adults believe in astrology, including 23% of Christians.
Fully 16% of Americans believe in the "evil eye" or that certain people can cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen to someone.
Nearly one-in-five Americans say they have seen or been in the presence of ghosts.
About half of the U.S. public says they have had a religious or mystical experience.
About one-third of the countries in the world -- 64 nations -- have high or very high restrictions on religion.
15% of cell-owning teens ages 12-17 say they have received sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images of someone they know via text messaging.
17% of teens who pay for all of the costs associated with their cell phones send sexually suggestive images via text.