January 9, 2014 |
Just as you suspected: Your boss is probably happier than you. So suggests a new report from the Pew Research Center, which scoured one of its recent surveys to find that bosses were more satisfied with their jobs, finances and family life than were their underlings. For instance, 69% of bosses said they were “very satisfied” with their current job, while only 48% of other workers felt the same way. Those who have reached the top were also less likely to say that parenthood got in the way of advancing their career: Among bosses with kids, only 17% thought it had been an obstacle, compared with 33% of other working parents.
December 19, 2013 |
If there's a war against Christmas, Christmas seems to be winning. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, the vast majority of Americans celebrate the holiday, even those who aren't Christian. The December survey found that 96% of Christian Americans mark the holiday, along with 87% of Americans who have no religious affiliation. But there are big disagreements over what the holiday means. Roughly half of Americans surveyed said Christmas was “more of a religious holiday,” while nearly a third called it “more of a cultural holiday.” The rest said it was both, neither or they didn't regularly celebrate Christmas.
December 10, 2013 |
Young workers care more about job security than their elders do, according to a new survey comparing what millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers value in a job. The new survey, part of a larger report on millennials, gender and the workplace released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, defies popular perceptions of millennials as born entrepreneurs who shun the security of a steady job. Pew found that 40% of millennials (ages 18 to 32)...
December 10, 2013 |
Young women seem tantalizingly close to achieving gender equality in the workplace, at least when it comes to wages, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests. But it remains to be seen whether motherhood will slow their strides, as it did for women before them. As of last year, female workers ages 25 to 34 were making 93% of what men of the same ages earned - much closer to wage equality than earlier generations, Pew found. Between 1980 and 2012, the gap has gradually narrowed for American workers, as wages rose for women and dropped for young men. Just 15% of young women said they had suffered discrimination because of their gender at work.
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November 21, 2013 |
A growing minority of Americans believes that doctors should do anything possible to save a life, no matter what, instead of saying there are some situations in which a patient should be allowed to pass away, the Pew Research Center found in a survey of nearly 2,000 adults. In addition, an increasing number of people say that even if they were suffering an incurable disease and were in severe pain, they would not ask their doctors to halt treatment. The surge in such attitudes surprises bioethicists who want physicians and families to carefully weigh aggressive medical treatments for patients near death.
November 19, 2013 |
One in three overseas Filipinos lives in the United States and the U.S. government is leading the international relief effort after Typhoon Haiyan, but most Americans are tuned out of the disaster's aftermath, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday. A Nov. 14-17 survey of 1,013 U.S. adults found less than a third of them were following the tragic consequences of the monster storm, the Pew pollsters found . Even fewer, 14%, said they had contributed to disaster relief, although donations typically tend to be slow in the early days after a devastating storm or earthquake, the researchers noted.