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When Can Older Americans Expect to Retire? Maybe Never

Posted May 11th, 2016 at 3:25 pm (UTC-4)

Both of the leading presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton, 68, and Donald Trump, 69, are pushing 70, an age when most Americans traditionally contemplate retirement, rather than seek one of the world’s most stressful and demanding jobs. But Clinton and Trump could be on to something. More than half of older Americans are expected to keep […]

Trump Says American Dream Is Dead, Is He Right?

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 1:51 pm (UTC-4)

Donald Trump has famously declared that the American Dream is dead, but the majority of middle class Americans seem to disagree with the Republican presidential frontrunner. Sixty-three percent of people surveyed earlier this year believe they are living the American Dream. That finding suggests American optimism hasn’t been a casualty of the recession, despite a report that […]

American Majority Disagrees With Trump on Immigrants

Posted March 30th, 2016 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)

Uncontrolled immigration will put more girls in the United States at risk of female genital mutilation, according to the latest anti-immigrant comments from the camp of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comments were made by senior aide Stephen Miller. On the campaign trail, the Republican candidate himself has said Mexican immigrants could be rapists or […]

Poll Finds Young Americans Are ‘Frighteningly’ Liberal

Posted February 26th, 2016 at 1:16 pm (UTC-4)

While the Republican candidates for president have loudly lamented the steep decline of America, new research by a GOP pollster suggests young people are far more optimistic about the country’s future. “They’re refreshingly, resoundingly sunny about America’s future,” Frank Luntz writes. “This generation simply rejects the gloom and doom, even as their parents and grandparents fret […]

Millennial Men Prefer Bucks Over Beauty

Posted February 10th, 2016 at 11:21 am (UTC-4)

Whoever said money can’t buy love was wrong, according to a new Valentine’s Day-related survey that finds young U.S. men are more drawn to a robust bank account than a pretty face when it comes to searching for a mate. The NerdWallet survey found that a majority of men aged 18 to 34 say the finances […]

Hawaii Sails to Top While West Virginia Struggles

Posted January 28th, 2016 at 8:37 am (UTC-4)
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In the United States, people in South Carolina and Connecticut are the most satisfied when it comes to having supportive relationships and love in their lives, while those living in Delaware and Texas have the greatest sense of purpose in that they like what they do and are motivated to achieve their goals. Those are […]

What Each State Googled More Than Others in 2015

Posted January 11th, 2016 at 11:18 am (UTC-4)

From guns, politics and celebrity breakups, to wondering what the expression “bae” means, Americans spent a lot of time searching for information on the Internet in 2015. The real estate blog, Estately, used data from Google Trends to determine what each U.S. state googled more than any other last year. Some of the results aren’t […]

Americans Check Their Phones 8 Billion Times a Day

Posted December 30th, 2015 at 8:27 am (UTC-4)
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Americans are very attached to their electronic devices, especially their mobile phones. So much so that nearly half of us — 48 percent — check our smartphones up to 25 times per day. Collectively, Americans look at their phones 8 billion times a day, according to Deloitte’s 5th Global Mobile Consumer Survey. Some of us […]

Americans View Each Other As Patriotic, Honest, Selfish and Lazy

Posted December 18th, 2015 at 10:49 am (UTC-4)

How do Americans view themselves? As patriotic, honest, selfish and lazy, according to a recent Pew Research survey. Most (79 percent) say the term “patriotic” fits the average American very well or fairly well. The majority also think the typical American is “honest” (69 percent) and “intelligent” (67 percent). But Americans can also be self-critical. […]

Most Americans Think Science, Religion Conflict

Posted October 28th, 2015 at 8:25 am (UTC-4)

A majority of Americans, 59 percent, believe science often conflicts with religion, while 38 percent say the two areas are mostly compatible The most religious Americans are less likely to believe that religion and science conflict with each other, a new Pew Research poll finds. People with no particular religious affiliation, or who are not religiously […]