• Obama international ratings top domestic ones

    December 18, 2013

    President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care.

  • New worry emerges over PPACA

    December 16, 2013

    Americans with coverage and who aren't looking for any more government help are blaming the law for their rising premiums and deductibles.

  • Half of older workers delay retirement plans

    October 14, 2013

    Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce.

  • Exchange rollout earns bad reviews

    October 10, 2013

    The government's new health insurance marketplaces are drawing lots of rotten tomatoes in early reviews, but people are at least checking them out.

  • Jobless gap between rich, poor widest ever

    September 16, 2013

    The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago.

  • Joblessness, poverty to strike 4 out of 5

    July 30, 2013

    Four out of five U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

  • Public pessimism on economy grows

    April 19, 2013

    For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 Americans now expects his or her own financial situation to improve over the next year, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

  • Low-wage workers gloomy about future

    March 20, 2013

    America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession but few are bragging.

  • Few Americans know all the risks of obesity

    January 07, 2013

    A new poll suggests few Americans realize the links between too much weight and health issues.

  • Obesity’s a crisis but we want our junk food

    January 04, 2013

    We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn't start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. But don't try taking away our junk food.