Race, Ethnicity and Campaign ’08
Race, ethnicity and politics can sometimes make for a volatile mix, as the presidential field of 2008 has begun to discover. But in the world beyond politics, race relations in this country are on a pretty even keel.
Blacks See Growing Values Gap Between Poor and Middle Class
African Americans see a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor blacks, and nearly four-in-ten say that because of the diversity within their community, blacks can no longer be thought of as a single race.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.