Feb 10, 2009

McDonald’s and Starbucks: 43% Yin, 35% Yang

In the smackdown between Big Macs and caffe lattes, Americans manage to typecast themselves by just about every demographic and ideological characteristic under the sun.

Jan 29, 2009

Interactive: Rate Your Community

What do you think of your community as a place to live? And how do other Americans rate their communities? To find out how your community stacks up, answer the following questions.

Jan 29, 2009

For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else; Denver Tops List of Favorite Cities

Nearly half of the public would rather live in a different type of community from the one they’re living in now — a sentiment that is most prevalent among city dwellers.

Jan 6, 2009

Race

Survey Details: Conducted September-October 2007 File Release Date: 5 January 2009

Dec 17, 2008

Map: U.S. Migration Flows

Most Americans have moved to a new community at least once in their lives, although a notable number — nearly four-in-ten — have never left the place in which they were born.

Dec 2, 2008

Americans Say They Like Diverse Communities; Election, Census Trends Suggest Otherwise

Despite pro-diversity attitudes expressed in a Pew survey, American communities appear to have grown more politically and economically homogenous in recent decades.

Sep 25, 2008

Couples Quiz

Answer four questions about who makes the decisions in your house, and determine how your relationship stacks up against others who responded to a national survey.

Sep 25, 2008

Women Call the Shots at Home; Public Mixed on Gender Roles in Jobs

A new survey finds that in 43% of all couples it’s the woman who makes decisions in more areas than the man. By contrast, men make more of the decisions in only about a quarter of all couples.

Sep 15, 2008

Revisiting the Mommy Wars

Who makes better candidates — moms or dads? And more broadly, what impact do both the gender and parenting status of candidates have on their chances to win an election?

Aug 25, 2008

Men or Women: Who’s the Better Leader?

When it comes to honesty, intelligence and a handful of other character traits they value highly in leaders, the public rates women superior to men.