Mobile phones have become a near-ubiquitous tool for information-seeking and communicating: 83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone and they use them for a variety of activities.
At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides.
None of the participants in the debt ceiling negotiations escaped without at least some significant damage to their images.
Restrictions on religious beliefs and practices rose between mid-2006 and mid-2009 in 23 of the world's 198 countries, including several of the world’s most populous nations.
The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to an analysis of newly available government data from 2009.
Seven-in-ten online adults report watching videos on a video-sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo.
Independent voters now match Democratic voters in number.
Since 2008, Republicans have significantly increased their advantage over Democrats among white registered voters.
Fully 63% of fathers say, compared with 20 or 30 years ago, it is more difficult being a father today. Only about half of mothers agree.
A quarter of smartphone users go online mostly using their mobile device.