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.

Dec. 6, 2006

As Home Prices Cool Down, Homeowners Temper Their Optimism

Despite a record drop this past year in the median sales price of existing homes, more than eight-in-ten homeowners expect the value of their homes to go up either “a little” (55%) or “a lot” (26%) in the future.

Nov. 20, 2006

It’s Time for Holiday Shopping. Do You Have Your Budget?

A majority of Americans say they set a budget limit for their holiday shopping; 56% have already set or plan to set a limit while 41% say they don’t use a budget limit for holiday shopping.

Sep. 14, 2006

Americans See Less Progress on Their Ladder of Life

As economists and politicians debate whether there is less mobility in the U.S. now than in the past, a new Pew survey finds that many among the public are seeing less progress in their own lives.

Aug. 8, 2006

As the Price of Gas Goes Up, The Nation’s Odometer Slows Down

In the nearly 100 years that Americans have been driving cars, the inflation-adjusted price of gasoline has drifted steadily downward, save for two sharp spikes up.

May. 2, 2006

Once Again, The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be

The idea that each generation of children will grow up to be better off than the one that preceded it has always been a part of the American dream.

Dec. 8, 2005

Baby Boomers: From the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Responsibility

As the oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers approach the age of 60, many are looking ahead to their own retirement while balancing a full plate of family responsibilities.