Jul. 1, 2007

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.

Jun. 27, 2007

Who Flies the Flag? Not Always Who You Might Think

For many Americans, demonstrating patriotism means showing the flag. Overall, 62% say they display the flag at home, in the office, or on their car.

May. 23, 2007

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.

May. 22, 2007

Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream

The first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans finds them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world.

Feb. 22, 2007

Americans and Social Trust: Who, Where and Why

Social trust is a belief in the honesty, integrity and reliability of others – a “faith in people.” It’s a simple enough concept to describe. But it’s never been easy to figure out who trusts, or why.

Jan. 9, 2007

A Portrait of Generation Next

The cohort of young adults who have grown up with personal computers, cell phones and the internet and are now taking their place in a world where the only constant is rapid change.

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.