Despite large changes in family structure and formation rates, the public maintains a strongly positive view about marriage and the family.
Three-quarters of adults say they are very satisfied with their family life; 19% are somewhat satisfied.
Among Americans who have ever lived with an unmarried partner, nearly two-thirds say they thought about it as a step toward marriage.
A plurality of Americans (43%) disapprove of gay and lesbian couples raising children, but that number has declined from 50% in 2007.
More than nine-in-ten married people say that love is a very important reason to marry while only about three-in-ten cite financial stability as an important factor. The data suggest otherwise.
Nearly two thirds of internet users have paid to download or access some kind of online content, ranging from music to games to news articles.
Throughout human history, poets, balladeers and songwriters have celebrated the idea that there's just one true love for every living soul. Only 28% of today's Americans agree.
About a quarter of Americans used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 midterm election campaign.
Majorities or pluralities of Americans think the country is losing ground on nine of 12 major issues.
Members of the Baby Boom generation align more closely with younger generations than with older ones on most social issues.