Three-in-ten members of the over-65 Silent generation describe themselves as angry with the federal government. About a quarter (26%) of Baby Boomers also say they are angry at Washington.
Young adults are the heaviest users of text messaging, sending or receiving an average of 87.7 text messages on a normal day.
Millennial voters favor President Obama by a 61% to 37% margin, while those over 65 –the Silent generation voters -- favor Mitt Romney by a 54% to 41% margin, creating a generation gap of 20 points.
Americans are now almost evenly divided on the question of legalizing same-sex marriage. Opposition to same-sex marriage has fallen from 65% in 1996 to 46% in 2011 while 45% favor legalizing it.
Today's 18-to-29 year olds value parenthood more than marriage. Slightly more than half (52%) say being a good parent is one of the most important things in life; just 30% who say having a successful marriage is one the most important.
About half (53%) of tablet owners get news on their tablet every day, making it one of the most popular uses of the device.
More than four-in-ten (43%) Republicans who watched at least one of the GOP presidential debates say it led them to change their mind about which candidate to support. Slightly more than half of Tea Party Republicans (51%) said the debates had prompted them to change their mind.
Of all the candidates vying for the White House next year, President Obama has received the most negative coverage in the news media and on blogs. Only 9% of the coverage about Obama during the first phase of the 2012 campaign was positive.
Veterans of the post-9/11 wars found extra rewards as well as greater hardships stemming from their deployments. Six-in-ten said the experience of being deployed had a positive impact on their financial situation and nearly half (48%) said it put a strain on their marriages.
Barack Obama is a leading driver of voter preferences in possible 2012 matchups, among both his supporters and opponents. A third of Obama supporters considered their choice a vote for him, while 33% of Mitt Romney backers saw it as a vote against Obama.