Oct 23, 2009

Gender

Survey Details: Conducted June-July 2008 File Release Date: 1 October 2009

Oct 15, 2009

Marriages and Divorce: A 50-State Tour

The proportion of Americans who are currently married has been diminishing for decades and is lower than it has been in at least half a century.

Oct 15, 2009

The States of Marriage and Divorce

The proportion of Americans who are currently married has been diminishing for decades and is lower than it has been in at least half a century.

Oct 1, 2009

The Harried Life of the Working Mother

Women now make up almost half of the U.S. labor force, up from 38% in 1970. The public approves of this trend, but the change has come with a cost for many women — particularly working mothers of young children, who feel the tug of family responsibility much more acutely than do working fathers.

Sep 24, 2009

Black-White Conflict Isn’t Society’s Largest

It may surprise anyone who has been following the charges of racism that have flared up during the debate over President Obama’s health care proposals, but the American public doesn’t see race as the source of the strongest social conflict in the country today.

Sep 17, 2009

Take this Job and Love It

Self-employed adults are significantly more satisfied with their jobs than other workers. They’re also more likely to work because they want to and not because they need a paycheck.

Sep 3, 2009

Recession Turns a Graying Office Grayer

The American work force is graying — and not just because the American population itself is graying. Older adults are staying in the labor force longer, and younger adults are staying out of it longer.

Aug 20, 2009

End-of-Life Decisions: How Americans Cope

While most Americans approve of laws that say treatment can be stopped if that’s what a terminally ill patient desires, they are split on what they would do personally in that situation.

Aug 7, 2009

Go West, Old Man

If a latter-day Ponce de Leon were to search for a modern fountain of youth, he’d do well to explore America’s West. There he’d find the highest concentration of older adults in the United States who don’t think of themselves as old.

Jun 29, 2009

Growing Old in America: Expectations vs. Reality

There is a sizable gap between the expectations that young and middle-aged adults have about old age and the actual experiences reported by older adults themselves.