Four-in-ten young adults say they have cut back spending on alcohol or cigarettes as a result of the recession.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has the repeal of Sunday blue laws given the Devil a new playground? A pair of economists think so.
Just 4% of adults in this country rate soccer as their favorite sport to watch, compared with 34% who say this about football, 14% about basketball and 13% about baseball.
A modest backlash in attitudes towards legalized gambling has taken hold among an American public that spends more money on more forms of legal gambling now than at any time in the nation's history.
The start of the summer blockbuster movie season has Hollywood hoping for the usual stampede to the theaters, but now more than ever, the place that most Americans would rather watch movies is under their own roof.