Americans are divided over whether eating organic foods makes for better health
When it comes to food ingredients, health-oriented eaters have a list they avoid
The United States is a nation divided when it comes to food, and Americans’ food preferences are especially evident in what they don’t eat.
Americans who find meaning in these four areas have higher life satisfaction
Four topics are universally associated with higher levels of life satisfaction: a person’s good health, romantic partner, friends and career.
Americans are narrowly divided over health effects of genetically modified foods
About half of U.S. adults say genetically modified foods are worse for one’s health than non-GM foods, while 44% think GM foods ingredients are neither better nor worse for one’s health.
Stay-at-home moms and dads account for about one-in-five U.S. parents
More than 11 million U.S. parents – or 18% – were not working outside the home in 2016. The stay-at-home share of U.S. parents in 2016 was almost identical to what it was in 1989, but there has been a modest increase among fathers.
‘Particularly good days’ are common in Africa, Latin America and the U.S.
Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender
More Americans say it's good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.
As U.S. marriage rate hovers at 50%, education gap in marital status widens
Half of U.S. adults today are married, a share that has remained relatively stable in recent years but dramatically different from the peak of 72% in 1960.
Younger men play video games, but so do a diverse group of other Americans
In the U.S., four-in-ten women and roughly a quarter of adults ages 65 and older say they play video games at least sometimes.
More U.S. households are renting than at any point in 50 years
The number of U.S. households renting their home increased significantly between 2006 and 2016, as did the share.
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