Surveys

The New 65 Is 70: Retirement Age Shifts Upward

Almost a quarter of Americans and Canadians say they expect to work past the age of 70, and 6% say they'll likely retire after their 80th birthday -- two years longer than the nations' life expectancy, a recent Nielsen survey found. And it's not just a North American trend.

What's the 'Most Romantic' U.S. City?

In the U.S., which is the most romantic city of all? It depends on who you ask. According to Redbox's list, based on the number of romantic comedies rented, the answer is Greensboro, N.C. Meanwhile, Alexandria, Va., topped Amazon's list based on romantic purchases.

Why Jobs are Essential to the Economy

Americans who are unemployed or underemployed are three times as likely to fall behind on their bills as those who are fully employed, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

Growing Public Support for Tax Package

Gallup, Pew Center and Washington Post/ABC News surveys all showed that Americans, for the most part, support the tax package approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

U.S. Consumer Spending Grew in October

U.S. consumer spending grew about 7% in October from September, but remained down 5% from the same month last year, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Most Americans Say the Recession Isn't Over Yet

About three out of four Americans say the U.S. is still in a recession, with Republicans and women slightly more pessimistic about the U.S. economy than Democrats and men, according to a recent AOL survey.

Poll: Americans Split on Control of Congress

Americans are evenly split on which political party should control Congress, while about a third of likely voters are apathetic, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Monday.

Pollsters Getting Worried About Cell Phone Users

Americans are increasingly dropping their landlines for cell phones, making it tougher for pollsters to get a good read on public opinion. That's because surveying people via cell phones raises a range of cost, legal and ethical issues.