War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era
As the U.S. marks the 10th anniversary of the longest period of sustained warfare in its history, the vast majority of veterans of the post-9/11 era are proud of their military service and say it has helped them mature as human beings.
No Consensus About Whether Nation Is Divided Into ’Haves’ and ’Have-Nots’
Despite an extended economic downturn, the public’s impression of whether the nation is economically divided remains relatively stable.
Survey Details: Conducted May, 2010 File Release Date: 21 Sep 2011
Survey Details: Conducted January 2010 File Release Date: 16 Jun 11
Is College Worth It?
College costs are rising, student debt is mounting, and most Americans say college fails to deliver good value for the money. Meantime, only 19% of college presidents say the U.S. system is the best in the world. However, more than eight-in-ten college graduates say college was a good investment for them personally.
Interactive: The Value of College
These interactive charts explore the attitudes of the public and of college presidents about the value, cost, quality, mission and payoff of higher education.
Home Sweet Home. Still.
The collapse of the U.S. housing market has not shaken the public’s confidence in the investment value of homeownership.
Interactive: Attitudes about the Changing American Family
The American public is sharply divided in its judgments about the sweeping changes in the structure of the American family that have unfolded over the past half century.
Survey Details: Conducted October-November 2009 File Release Date: 21 Jan 2011
Survey Details: Conducted July-August 2009 File Release Date: 21 Jan 2011