What makes life meaningful? Globally, answers sometimes vary by age
Among those ages 18 to 29, friends and community often rank in the top three sources of meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.
The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy
Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.
Both Republicans and Democrats prioritize family, but they differ over other sources of meaning in life
Republicans and Democrats differ substantially over several sources of meaning in life, including faith, freedom, health and hobbies.
Where Americans find meaning in life has changed over the past four years
Here are six facts about where Americans find meaning in life and how those responses have shifted over the past four years.
Where people around the world find meaning in life
Nearly 19,000 adults in publics ranging from the UK, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and the U.S., among others, share where they find meaning in their lives and what keeps them going.
What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies
Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role.
Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where your job is
Columbus Day seems to be fading as a widely observed holiday, having come under fire in recent decades from Native American advocates and others.
Who doesn’t read books in America?
Roughly a quarter of American adults (23%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
Simone Biles by far the most-mentioned Team USA athlete on Twitter during Tokyo Olympics
Here are some key takeaways for how the public engaged with Team USA on Twitter during the Tokyo Olympics.
Most Americans have traveled abroad, although differences among demographic groups are large
In March 2021 – the most recent month for which data is available – around 3 million American citizens traveled outside of the country.
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