Editor's note: Politifact recently called into question a survey cited in the 2010 CNNMoney article below. The survey, conducted by a company called Twentysomething Inc., found that 85% of college seniors planned to move back home with their parents after graduation. At the time, CNNMoney interviewed the head of Twentysomething, which today is no longer in business. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in December 2011 found that 53% of 18- to 24-year-olds are living with their parents or moved back with them temporarily during the past few years.
In a headline that calls out for attention -- "A Gender Reversal on Career Aspirations" -- the Pew Research Center reports that two-thirds of young women now say "being successful in a high-paying career or profession" is one of the most important goals in their lives.
Most Internet users and tech experts think cash and credit cards will become things of the past in the next decade as people turn to their mobile phones to make payments, results from a newly released survey suggest.
Mobile devices often get accused of alienating people from the world around them. But for U.S. teens, cell phones (especially text messaging) are a key way to stay connected with friends and other people in their lives, according to new research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Health experts are seeing increased number of people with injuries from their phones. CBC News' Sarah Konsmo reports.
The world received word yesterday that the publishers of Encyclopedia Britannica would stop producing hardbound, paper copies of their venerable reference.
Forty-five years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on interracial marriage, the rate of marriage across racial and ethnic lines in the United States is on the rise, according to a new study released Thursday.
The share of young adults with jobs has hit its lowest level since the government started keeping records just after World War II.
Facebook users receive more comments, messages and likes -- the hugs and high-fives of social networking -- than they give, according to a new study.
Kevin Smith used to think he led a comfortable middle-class existence that included a car and a home in a subdivision in Raleigh, North Carolina.
If your New Year's resolutions have lasted this long, congratulations. You're 1/366th of the way home.
Are young people better off than their parents? At least when it comes to income, the answer depends on gender.
The United States is an exceptional country. On this, almost all U.S. politicians agree. And millions of Americans, do too, according to recent polls.
Americans are going online to pass the time more than they were just a few years ago, according to a new study.
One of the most basic tenets of the American Dream is being called into question by recent economic data. Can each new generation do better than the one before it?
Do you know why you should have a blog?
Last year Charleen and Chris Tivnan were looking to add a second story to their 1,200-square-foot ranch home in Holden, Mass., to make space for her parents. Then they came across a larger four-bedroom colonial nearby that had a first-floor in-law suite.
People keep on flocking to sites like Facebook and Twitter, and young women are leading the way.
I hate to say it, but Americans might just need to "reboot" the millennial generation. This is the cohort of 50 million people now between 18 and 30, the children of baby boomers or older members of generation X. And as researchers and other experts have trained their attention on them, a profile has emerged: Speaking broadly, millennials are tech-savvy, highly educated and have incredibly high self-esteem even if they haven't done much to deserve it. (To be sure, not every millennial is college educated and exhibits all these traits; we're speaking broadly.)
The wealth gap in the United States has grown wider in the wake of the Great Recession, with black and Hispanic American households faring much worse than white households, according to a study published Tuesday.
You work exhausting hours trying to hold onto your job and provide for your family in a scary economy. When you get home, you help prepare dinner, play with the kids, help with homework, read goodnight books. Then there are chores around the house and, finally, a chance to crash and have a little time with your wife -- unless you had to bring work home. You squeeze in however many hours of sleep you can.
As we celebrate Independence Day at the start of a long hot campaign season, it is worth remembering that patriotism is not the same thing as partisanship.
A tale of two different fathers has emerged in America: Those who regularly participate in their children's everyday lives and those who live apart from their kids, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
People who regularly visit Myspace tend to be more open-minded, according to a study released Thursday.
I marvel at how many people live in blended families and how well they seem to manage.
The perceptions Americans have of how a college degree will affect their average paycheck over a lifetime appear to be close to correct.
Hill Harper, Marc Morial, Dr. Steve Perry and others discuss how we can improve the education system.
We have role models for everything. Not that Oscar-winning "Braveheart" director and "Lethal Weapon" actor Mel Gibson counts these days, but before 2009 he had a 28-year-marriage that produced seven children and some respectability. Then he turned his life around.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver go their separate ways, but is their marriage terminated?
Do you ever feel like conversing with your teen is like talking to a slouching, eye-rolling, well-coiffed mute? If so, you are not alone.
According to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, nearly half of all 12-year-olds in the U.S. are using social network sites, despite not meeting the minimum age requirements for sites like Facebook.
Marriage and parenthood aren't necessarily a package deal for for Americans under the age of 30, a new survey finds. Instead, young adults say they put a higher value on raising children than getting married.
Thanks to the scary stalkability we've all given ourselves on the 'net, "Whatever happened to him/her?" has all but toppled out of our dialogue.
Aren't friends the greatest? They pick you up when you're down, bring sunshine into your life and execute a litany of other cliches that are central to one's general sense of well-being.
Alejandro Lopez, the son of Mexican immigrants who was born and grew up in Texas, says he's very concerned about the new movement to change the interpretation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Internet is now the main national and international news source for people ages 18 to 29, a study from the Pew Research Center reports.
About 65% of Internet users have paid for some kind of online content, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.
Eighty percent of baby boomers are pessimistic about the current direction of the United States, according to the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends study released Monday.
What a relief. After a long bout of unemployment, you've landed a job. Say hello to direct deposit and goodbye to belt-tightening. Maybe you can redo the bathroom soon after all.
Laid off twice by age 24? Absolutely.
According to a TIME/Pew research poll released last week, 40 percent of Americans believe that marriage is becoming obsolete, up from just 28 percent in 1978.
Location-based mobile apps such as Foursquare might be among the fastest-growing trends for plugged-in technophiles, but the vast majority of Americans still haven't used them.
Immigrants have gained hundreds of thousands of jobs since the Great Recession is said to have ended, while U.S.-born workers lost more than a million jobs, according to a study released Friday.
With the recent popularity of video chat, Verizon Wireless may want to change its slogan to: Can you see me now?
The gap between those who have a college degree and those who do not is widening -- this time when it comes to marriage.
Grown-ups don't text as much as teens -- at least not yet. A new survey suggests they may be catching up.
The number of illegal immigrants living in the United States continues to decline from a peak in 2007, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Nancy Ehrlich was nearing 50 and frustrated, teaching at her small Pennsylvania town's elementary school with colleagues who didn't share her love of technology.
Dear Annie: I'll be starting my senior year in college in a few weeks, and right now I'm about two-thirds of the way through an internship at a company where I'd really like to work after I graduate. A counselor at my university's career center told me that it's important to show enthusiasm, so I've been coming in early, staying late, and volunteering for extra work after my regular assignments are done. Apart from that, is there anything else I can do to get hired?
It cannot be denied that African-Americans have made tremendous progress -- and one of the most significant factors that contributed to black success and survival has been our faith in God.
Before the economic recession hit in 2007, Lana Melnik was a college counselor at Northeastern University in Massachusetts guiding hundreds of students towards employment.
Adults are just as likely as teenagers to text while driving, according to a report released Friday by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
A recent international survey shows President Barack Obama's popularity is much higher in many foreign countries than it is in the United States.
According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, one of every seven new marriages in 2008 was interracial or interethnic -- the highest percentage in U.S. history. The media and blogosphere have been atwitter.
The first time Priya Merrill, who is Indian, brought her white boyfriend home for Thanksgiving in 2007, the dinner was uncomfortable and confusing. She still remembers her family asking if Andrew was the bartender or a family photographer.
"Interracial/interethnic marriage is a great way of fighting war, hatred and prejudice. Think about it. If we all are mixed, who can we hate?" wrote a reader about a CNN.com story on race and marriage.
"I read all about my condition on the Internet," a recent patient proudly told me. Like other doctors, I'm seeing more patients research their symptoms thoroughly before setting foot in the exam room.
Web search engines make our lives easier: They connect us with what we're searching for in a matter of seconds, and sometimes they bring us to places we didn't even know we were looking for.
Facebook confirmed Tuesday that it will simplify its privacy settings, in a move aimed at quelling growing concerns over how much user information is exposed online.
If dating is a numbers game, then single ladies should consider this: A Pew Research Center report this year noted a surge in women between the ages of 30 and 44 making more money than their husbands.
The French Council of Ministers approved a measure Wednesday to ban the wearing of full-face veils, sending the bill to parliament.
My wife is always chiding me that I spend too much time working and not enough keeping up with friends. "You'll be sorry when you retire and don't have anyone to do things with besides me," she warns. I hate to say it, but she's right. It's easy to assume retirement planning is all about the bucks, but nonfinancial issues matter too.
The financial balance of power in American marriages is shifting.
A year after the election of America's first African-American president, blacks in the United States are expressing optimism about racial progress not seen in a quarter-century, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.
Nearly one-sixth of teens who own cell phones have received nude or nearly nude images via text message from someone they know, according to a new survey on "sexting" from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
The path from the holy city of Mecca to the Mina desert turned a sea of white Wednesday as throngs of Muslims began the annual pilgrimage known as the Hajj.
Men and women in the western half of the United States tend to marry younger than their counterparts in the Northeast, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
CNN's Christine Romans reports on the challenges and strategies of stay-at-home moms who go back to work.
Kathryn Gutowski is a stay-at-home mother of four. For the past 11 years she has juggled laundry, carpooling and homework. Before becoming a mom, she was an attorney. She always planned to re-enter the work force, so she kept her skills polished, renewed her license regularly and did volunteer work.
Mothers who work outside the home describe their lives as busy but largely satisfied, according to a new survey.
Support for abortion rights has fallen sharply in the past year, with Americans now split roughly 50-50 between those who back legal access to abortion and those who oppose it, according to a new survey.
For Jonathan and Michelle Opp of Chapel Hill, N.C., the Internet, like electricity and indoor plumbing, is an indispensable part of their lives. Always armed with their iPhones, they regularly check travel information and weather forecasts, and even use their devices to find answers to offbeat questions. But there are also major differences in the way the married couple use their devices and Internet connections.
Some of the rapid gains in homeownership made by minority Americans during the last housing boom have been wiped out by the latest bust, according to a report released Tuesday.
The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.
Sometime last fall, my wife and I began having urgent conversations about putting more money away. It wasn't fun. A typical day went like this: Work. Feed children. Get children to bed. Clean up after children. Look at bank statements and bills. Stress out. Blame each other (occasionally). Sleep. Repeat.
Kevin Spacey says their role is shifting, and Meryl Streep tells CNN they're becoming "scarily irrelevant."
Myleene Klass investigates the role and influence of the film critic in this month's The Screening Room.
Nearly half of Americans would like to live someplace else, according to a national survey.
A slim majority of Americans think churches should stay out of politics, according to a new survey.
A tip of our hat to a few whose experiences with the health system have inspired them to help others.
At her previous job, Samantha Smith, was the lone conservative in a 10-person office -- something her more liberal co-workers were happy to tease her about after she shared her views on hot-button issues like same-sex marriage and the Iraq war.
One year to Election Day, and the struggling Republican Party is looking for much more than a new leader.
CNN's John King takes a look at the state of the Republican Party a year before the election of the next president.
More than a third of 18- to 40-year-olds in the United States have a tattoo, a Pew Research Center survey found last year. CNN.com asked readers to submit photos of their tattoos and tell us the stories behind them.
It arrived on a Tuesday morning. I flipped open my buzzing Motorola cell phone and found a text message from someone called Casey@fullrate.dk. "Hush hush wink wink," it began, "Castleguard Energy (...
Some longtime readers insist they have detected a leftward drift whenever I write about illegal immigration. They're wrong.
Muslims and the West haven't always seen eye to eye, but a study released Thursday suggests the situation is more severe than mere disagreement and that the two groups generally harbor cynicism and adverse opinions of each other.
The subject of immigration has been hotly debated since the founding of the United States. Questions about who should be allowed to enter and how they should be treated when they do have generated centuries of immigration legislation. Since Congress took up the issue of immigration reform, demonstrations have erupted around the United States. Use the information in this Extra! to help students examine the issue of immigration.
It's my personal spring training ritual: Every year, at the invitation of Major League Baseball and the Players Association, I share financial advice with 100 or so of the game's hottest prospects ...
The raging debate among lawmakers over immigration reform may be far from over, but one thing is clear: Some industries may have a lot more to lose than others.
It wasn't long ago when kids used to rave about their radios and CD players.
Among teens and young adults, a whole subculture language has developed around instant messaging, leaving many scratching their heads when they see things like "ttfn," and "ttyl" ("ta ta for now," and "talk to you later").
Two new national polls are giving widely divergent views as to whether President Bush's post-convention bounce has solidified or evaporated.
More than 17 million Americans have stopped downloading music over the Internet following a recent crackdown on the practice, according to a new survey.
More rural Americans are surfing through cyberspace than ever before. Fifty-two percent of rural adults were connected in 2003, up from 41 percent in 2000.
The numbers are in. During the fourth quarter of 2000, the proportion of the U.S. adult population that uses the Internet shot well past the 50% mark, according to the Pew Internet & American Life ...
The President's approval ratings are holding firm. Everybody's going to get reelected. (Well, maybe not everybody, but almost everybody.) The stock market is in trouble, but a lot of us are still l...