Aug. 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.

Apr. 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.

Apr. 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.

Feb. 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.

Dec. 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.