Two-thirds of adults listen to rock music, placing it ahead of the six other musical genres.
A Scarcity of Car Lovers
Only about a quarter of U.S. drivers now say they consider their car "something special -- more than just a way to get around," barely half of the 43% who felt this way in 1991.
On a typical day, a third of the adults in the United States take a nap. Napping thrives among all demographic groups, but it’s more widespread among some than others.
Bar Tab Recession
Four-in-ten young adults say they have cut back spending on alcohol or cigarettes as a result of the recession.
Most Like It Hot
By nearly two-to-one, the public says it prefers a hotter place to live over one with a colder climate. No surprise, then, that San Diego, Tampa and Orlando rank at the top of places to live for those who favor a balmy climate.
McDonald’s and Starbucks: 43% Yin, 35% Yang
In the smackdown between Big Macs and caffe lattes, Americans manage to typecast themselves by just about every demographic and ideological characteristic under the sun.
Not So Silent Nights
Fully 87% of Americans are not at all bothered by Christmas music in stores and public places.
83% of online Americans say they have used the internet to seek information about their hobbies and 29% do so on a typical day.
Love That Dog!
That's the percentage of of dog owners who say they consider their pet to be a member of their family, according to a Pew Research Center survey. And most cat owners (78%) feel the same way.
The Devil’s New Playground: The Shopping Mall
Has the repeal of Sunday blue laws given the Devil a new playground? A pair of economists think so.
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