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CNNMoney: Boomerang kids: 85% of college grads move homeupdated: Tue May 15 2012 20:00:00

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.

Why are young women more ambitious than men?updated: Thu Apr 26 2012 18:02:00

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.

Experts: Most people will make purchases via phones by 2020updated: Tue Apr 17 2012 13:43:00

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.

Texting is ultimate social tool for teens, study saysupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 08:45:00

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 risks of textingupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 08:45:00

Health experts are seeing increased number of people with injuries from their phones. CBC News' Sarah Konsmo reports.

Why Encyclopedia Britannica matteredupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 12:49:00

The world received word yesterday that the publishers of Encyclopedia Britannica would stop producing hardbound, paper copies of their venerable reference.

Study: Interracial marriage, acceptance growingupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 14:34:00

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.

CNNMoney: Fewer young adults hold jobs than ever beforeupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 05:31:00

The share of young adults with jobs has hit its lowest level since the government started keeping records just after World War II.

Facebook 'power users' do most of the workupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 13:31:00

Facebook users receive more comments, messages and likes -- the hugs and high-fives of social networking -- than they give, according to a new study.

Class conflict very strong, majority of Americans say in pollupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 21:16:00

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.

Resolutions! Five tech behaviors to drop in 2012updated: Wed Jan 04 2012 09:48:00

If your New Year's resolutions have lasted this long, congratulations. You're 1/366th of the way home.

CNNMoney: Are you better off than mom and dad?updated: Mon Dec 12 2011 12:22:00

Are young people better off than their parents? At least when it comes to income, the answer depends on gender.

Is America exceptional? Liberals, conservatives agree -- and disagreeupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 15:47:00

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.

Most people go online 'for no particular reason,' survey finds updated: Fri Dec 02 2011 15:06:00

Americans are going online to pass the time more than they were just a few years ago, according to a new study.

CNNMoney: Older Americans are 47 times richer than youngupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 15:09:00

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?

Blog your way to a better careerupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 15:04:00

Do you know why you should have a blog?

Money Magazine: What to do when mom and dad move inupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 05:18:00

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.

Report: Young women are 'power users' of social media sitesupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 17:10:00

People keep on flocking to sites like Facebook and Twitter, and young women are leading the way.

Are millennials cut out for this job market?updated: Sat Aug 06 2011 12:04:00

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.)

CNNMoney: Recession worsens racial wealth gapupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 05:19:00

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.

No, dads, get some sleepupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 11:05:00

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.

In 2011, it's truly independents dayupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 12:05:00

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.

America's tale of 2 different dadsupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 09:55:00

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.

Myspace users (what's left of them) are more open-minded, study saysupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 11:54:00

People who regularly visit Myspace tend to be more open-minded, according to a study released Thursday.

Warnings and tips for stepparentsupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 18:35:00

I marvel at how many people live in blended families and how well they seem to manage.

Study looks at whether college is really worth the priceupdated: Mon May 16 2011 10:05:00

The perceptions Americans have of how a college degree will affect their average paycheck over a lifetime appear to be close to correct.

How to fix U.S. education systemupdated: Mon May 16 2011 10:05:00

Hill Harper, Marc Morial, Dr. Steve Perry and others discuss how we can improve the education system.

Baby boomer breakups and the search for a perfect unionupdated: Thu May 12 2011 12:03:00

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 and Maria: Inside their marriageupdated: Thu May 12 2011 12:03:00

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver go their separate ways, but is their marriage terminated?

Nonversations: When talking to your teen is one-sidedupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 09:50:00

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.

Facebook booting '20,000' underage users per dayupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 12:26:00

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.

Report: Millennials say marriage ideal but parenthood the priorityupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 13:09:00

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.

How to reconnect and not be awkward or creepyupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 08:55:00

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.

Digital tools to preserve your friendshipsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 07:12:00

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.

Latino community reacts to efforts against birthright citizenshipupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:26:00

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.

Study: Internet surpasses TV as main news source for young adultsupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 10:43:00

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.

65% of internet users have bought content onlineupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 08:07:00

About 65% of Internet users have paid for some kind of online content, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.

New study finds baby boomers are in a funkupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 12:47:00

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.

Money Magazine: Back on the job? Get back on trackupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 12:59:00

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.

CNNMoney: Laid off twice by 24updated: Wed Dec 08 2010 09:18:00

Laid off twice by age 24? Absolutely.

Is marriage becoming obsolete?updated: Mon Nov 22 2010 13:04:00

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.

Checked in? 96 percent of Web users haven'tupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 07:37:00

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.

CNNMoney: Immigrants top native born in U.S. job huntupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 12:49:00

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.

Video chat popularity growing in U.S., study saysupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 15:56:00

With the recent popularity of video chat, Verizon Wireless may want to change its slogan to: Can you see me now?

College-educated more likely to marry, study saysupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 13:20:00

The gap between those who have a college degree and those who do not is widening -- this time when it comes to marriage.

Adult texters catching up to teensupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 08:49:00

Grown-ups don't text as much as teens -- at least not yet. A new survey suggests they may be catching up.

Number of illegal immigrants drops, study findsupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 12:12:00

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.

Report: Older users flocking to Facebook, Twitterupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 11:21:00

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.

Fortune: Get hired after an internship -- even with a tattooupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 14:58:00

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?

Black churches and the role of empowermentupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 15:49:00

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.

Study: More than half of Americans feel negative financial impacts from recessionupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 08:50:00

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 as likely to text while driving as teens, study saysupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:46:00

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.

Survey: Obama's more popular abroad than at homeupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 11:18:00

A recent international survey shows President Barack Obama's popularity is much higher in many foreign countries than it is in the United States.

U.S. far from an interracial melting potupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 11:17:00

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.

Interracial marriages at an all-time high, study saysupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 11:27:00

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.

Your views on interracial marriagesupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 16:32:00

"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 story on race and marriage.

Will the doctor answer your e-mail?updated: Mon Jun 07 2010 07:48:00

"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.

Most of us Google ourselves, survey findsupdated: Fri May 28 2010 12:51:00

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.

CNNMoney: Facebook to simplify privacy controlsupdated: Tue May 25 2010 18:25:00

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.

Education, income and relationshipsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 18:54:00

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.

France moves one step closer to burqa banupdated: Wed May 19 2010 15:35:00

The French Council of Ministers approved a measure Wednesday to ban the wearing of full-face veils, sending the bill to parliament.

Money Magazine: What you really need in retirement: friendsupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 10:05:00

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.

CNNMoney: More wives outearning their husbandsupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 15:03:00

The financial balance of power in American marriages is shifting.

Poll: Blacks optimistic about futureupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 05:52:00

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.

Survey: 15 percent of teens get sexual text messagesupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 12:27:00

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.

Hajj masks Islamic differencesupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 13:09:00

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.

Where you live may affect when you get married, study findsupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 14:02:00

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.

Moms' difficult job searchupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:47:00

CNN's Christine Romans reports on the challenges and strategies of stay-at-home moms who go back to work.

Moms who left work force find extra hardships trying to go backupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:47:00

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.

Survey: Working moms are busy, but happyupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 13:29:00

Mothers who work outside the home describe their lives as busy but largely satisfied, according to a new survey.

Abortion support falls sharply, new research findsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 18:48:00

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.

Fortune: Men are from Facebook, women are from Twitter?updated: Wed May 20 2009 11:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Minorities lose housing gainsupdated: Tue May 12 2009 16:37:00

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.

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithfulupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 21:49:00

The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.

Money Magazine: How we're going to save moreupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 06:17:00

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.

Film factbook: The changing role of the criticupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 13:52:00

Kevin Spacey says their role is shifting, and Meryl Streep tells CNN they're becoming "scarily irrelevant."

Part 1: Spotlight on the criticsupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 13:52:00

Myleene Klass investigates the role and influence of the film critic in this month's The Screening Room.

Nearly half of all Americans want to live elsewhere, study findsupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 07:50:00

Nearly half of Americans would like to live someplace else, according to a national survey.

Survey: Americans feel churches shouldn't meddle in politicsupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 19:16:00

A slim majority of Americans think churches should stay out of politics, according to a new survey.

Saluting 'empowered' heroesupdated: Fri Jul 04 2008 13:35:00

A tip of our hat to a few whose experiences with the health system have inspired them to help others.

Should your office be a 'no politics' zone? updated: Wed Jun 04 2008 09:18:00

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.

Republicans struggling to rebuild 'damaged' brandupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 14:03:00

One year to Election Day, and the struggling Republican Party is looking for much more than a new leader.

Rebuilding the GOP brandupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 14:03:00

CNN's John King takes a look at the state of the Republican Party a year before the election of the next president.

I-Reporters share the tales behind their tattoosupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 11:00:00

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. asked readers to submit photos of their tattoos and tell us the stories behind them.

Fortune: Get outta my phone!updated: Fri Feb 09 2007 06:05:00

It arrived on a Tuesday morning. I flipped open my buzzing Motorola cell phone and found a text message from someone called "Hush hush wink wink," it began, "Castleguard Energy (...

Commentary: Can you make it past my last name?updated: Thu Aug 24 2006 08:53:00

Some longtime readers insist they have detected a leftward drift whenever I write about illegal immigration. They're wrong.

Poll: Muslims, West eye each other through biasupdated: Fri Jun 23 2006 20:29:00

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.

Immigration updated: Tue Apr 25 2006 10:46:00

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.

Money Magazine: What I Told the Next A-Rodupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 00:01:00

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 ...

CNNMoney: Immigration reform may threaten some U.S. businessesupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 13:27:00

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.

Are kids too plugged in?updated: Sun Mar 19 2006 12:04:00

It wasn't long ago when kids used to rave about their radios and CD players.

Six rules for IM-ing at workupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 07:28:00

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").

Latest presidential polls vary widelyupdated: Fri Sep 17 2004 07:47:00

Two new national polls are giving widely divergent views as to whether President Bush's post-convention bounce has solidified or evaporated.

CNNMoney: Survey: Fewer adults download musicupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 12:31:00

More than 17 million Americans have stopped downloading music over the Internet following a recent crackdown on the practice, according to a new survey.

Rural Internet use on the riseupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 10:47:00

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.

Fortune: Online Ennuiupdated: Mon Mar 19 2001 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: The Anesthetic Of The Massesupdated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

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...

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