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.
Fertility/Luxury or Necessity
A Portrait of Stepfamilies
Today, more than four-in-ten American adults have at least one step relative in their family – either a stepparent, a step or half sibling or a stepchild.