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.

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.

Mar. 28, 2006

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.

Mar. 14, 2006

22% of Americans Have a Relative in a Mixed-Race Marriage

That degree of familiarity with — and proximity to — interracial marriage is the latest milestone in what has been a sweeping change in behaviors and attitudes concerning interracial relationships over the past several decades.

Feb. 13, 2006

Are We Happy Yet?

Some of us are happier than others, and this variance helps to paint a portrait of the kind of people Americans are. It also casts doubt on some of the famous wisdom on the subject.