The Fading Glory of the Television and Telephone
One day you’re the brightest star in the galaxy. Then something new comes along — and suddenly you’re a relic. It’s a turn of fate that awaits sports heroes, movie stars, political leaders. And, yes, even household appliances.
Luxury or Necessity? The Public Makes a U-Turn
From the kitchen to the laundry room to the home entertainment center, Americans are paring down the list of familiar household appliances they say they can’t live without.
Inside the Middle Class: Bad Times Hit the Good Life
Americans feel stuck in their tracks. A majority of survey respondents say that in the past five years, they either haven’t moved forward in life or have fallen backward.
What Americans Pay For – and How
Nearly three-in-ten adults say the most common way they take care of their regular monthly bills is by an online or electronic payment.
Things We Can’t Live Without: The List Has Grown in the Past Decade
As Americans navigate increasingly crowded lives, the number of things they say they can’t live without has multiplied in the past decade.