Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.
Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. Experiences with leave vary by income and gender.
On the occasion of President Obama's last State of the Union address, a look back at his first congressional address – his priorities, those of the public at the time and what's happened in the years since.
Most American adults say a family member is caring for their aging parent who needs help handling their affairs or caring for themselves. And if they’re not already helping out a parent, most expect to do so someday.
On Tuesday the Census Bureau released its annual trove of data on income, poverty and health insurance in 2012. Here were some of the key findings on household income: New data show that median household income has stagnated for the longest period since the government began collecting such data in 1967. In 2012 the median […]
The record generation gap evident in the last two presidential elections is echoed by large differences by age in attitudes about the tradeoff between reducing the federal deficit and preserving entitlements for older adults.
A majority of Americans, both Democrat and Republican, have received government benefits from one of the six best-known federal entitlement programs.