Aug. 30, 2011

Section 4: Challenges, Worries and Concerns

Nearly 10 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a majority of Muslim Americans (55%) say that it has become more difficult to be a Muslim in the United States, and a sizable minority report having experienced specific instances of mistreatment or discrimination in the past year. A majority also says that Muslims generally are singled […]

Jan. 20, 2011

Section 2: Views of Long-Term Future, Past

Most Americans are optimistic about the future of the U.S. over the next 50 years, but optimism has declined since April 2010 and is down considerably from the boom period of the late 1990s. In the current survey, 54% say they are either very (17%) or somewhat (37%) optimistic about the future of the U.S. […]

Jul. 3, 1999

Life At The End Of The Century

Crediting economic prosperity, almost two-thirds of Americans say their own lives are better today than those of their family members in the 1950s. Substantial majorities also say that life in the late 1990s is better than that it was in the 1950s for most major groups, including women, seniors, working class people and many minorities. […]

Jul. 3, 1999

Technology Triumphs, Morality Falters

Introduction and Summary Americans see the 20th century as a time of great economic, social and technological progress. As individuals, as families, as members of various social and demographic groups, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they have improved their circumstances since the 1950s, and even larger numbers see economic and social gains for many segments […]