About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.
The share of Americans who have a basic cellular phone that is not a smartphone has dropped 33 percentage points since 2005.
The share of Americans ages 65 to 74 who are in the nation’s workforce is expected to break the 30% mark by 2022.
While Hillary Clinton had to contend with “Clinton fatigue” in her 2008 race for president, “Obama fatigue” is her potential stumbling block this time.
A map from the Washington Post shows the states where the expiration of unemployment benefits on Saturday will have the most impact.
Barack Obama and George Bush have at least one thing in common when it comes to the second terms they won — the first year of their encores have been downers when it came to their public images.
Roughly four-in-ten Americans expressed a favorable view of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in September.
More than half of Americans believe that Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA surveillance programs have harmed the public interest.
The median pay for 550 chief executives of private nonprofit colleges ticked up by 3% in 2011.
After the horrific shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a year ago claiming the lives of 20 children and six adults, there was a sense in the country – especially among gun-control supporters -- that the tragedy would be different from similar ones in the past and push the nation to action. But ultimately, a sustained change in public opinion did not materialize, and a bill to tighten gun laws died in the Senate.