The Social, Legal and Political Dimensions of the End-of-Life Debate
Most Americans say there are circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die, but a growing minority says medical professionals always should do everything possible to save a patient’s life.
Though the nation is officially four years into “economic recovery,” a new Pew Research Center analysis of recently released Census data suggests that most Millennials are still not setting out on their own.
In 2011, 7.7 million children in the U.S.–one-in-ten—were living with a grandparent, and approximately 3 million of these children were also being cared for primarily by that grandparent.
As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.
Compare your ideal life span to those we surveyed in our report "Living to 120 and Beyond: Americans’ Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension"
The prospect of dying has always fascinated, haunted and, ultimately, defined human beings. From the beginnings of civilization, people have contemplated their own mortality – and considered the possibility of immortality.
No religious group in the United States has released an official statement on radical life extension. However, here are brief summaries of how some clergy, bioethicists and other scholars from 18 major American religious groups say their traditions might approach this evolving issue.
If new medical treatments could slow the aging process and allow people to live decades longer, would you want to? Most Americans say no, but roughly two-thirds think that most other people would say yes.
A record number of Millennials—young adults ages 18 to 31—were living in their parents’ home in 2012 due to a combination of economic, educational and cultural factors.