We asked thousands of Americans where they find meaning in life. Their responses were rich, thoughtful and varied, and we have selected 100 to share with you in no particular order.
Family is the most common source of meaning in America, but economic, religious and political divides shape where people find meaning in other aspects of life.
Most people in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia seem willing to share their societies with ethnic and religious groups different from their own.
A substantial share of adults in Central and Eastern Europe hold traditional views of women and the family, especially in countries with Orthodox majorities.
But among those who have children, there are notable differences in perceptions of who actually does more of the work around the house.
Many married adults point to several factors as bigger keys to a successful marriage than shared religious beliefs.
While roughly one-in-five U.S. adults say they were raised by two parents with different religions, just 6% say they now identify with multiple religions.
Roughly one-in-five U.S. adults were raised with a mixed religious background, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
Almost all of the world’s nations have laws specifying at which age a couple can marry, and in most of these countries, those under the age of 18 are allowed to wed.
We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.