ReportsAugust 19, 2010

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.

Multi-section ReportsApril 23, 2009

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.

Multi-section ReportsApril 9, 2008

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.

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 7, 2007

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.

ReportsDecember 14, 2006

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.