Lost Income, Lost Friends – and Loss of Self-respect
Long-term unemployment takes a much deeper toll than short-term unemployment on a person’s finances, emotional well-being and career prospects.
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.
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.
As Marriage and Parenthood Drift Apart, Public Is Concerned about Social Impact
Americans believe that births to unwed women are a big problem for society, and they take a mixed view at best of cohabitation without marriage.
Four-in-Ten Americans Have Close Friends or Relatives Who are Gay
A new survey also finds that those with homosexual or lesbian relatives or friends are more likely to accept gay marriage and oppose the firing of gay teachers.
Calling Mom on Mother’s Day. And the Day Before. And the Day After.
The traditional holiday phone call to mom may not have the impact it once had — not because fewer sons and daughters remember to call, but because more are already talking to mom every other day of the year.
A Barometer of Modern Morals
These edicts represent the collective judgment of the American public when asked to assess the moral dimensions of different kinds of behaviors.
Gauging Family Intimacy
A nationwide survey finds that just about every breed of human owner considers their pet to be family. But some groups are more disposed than others to feel this way.
Families Drawn Together By Communication Revolution
More than four in ten American adults either see or talk to a parent every day, according to a survey that looks at the nature of family ties and the frequency of family contact.