April 3, 2017

The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay

The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.

March 20, 2017

Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders

One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.

January 13, 2017

Republicans more likely than Democrats to have confidence in police

Republicans and Democrats have vastly different opinions about how well police do their jobs and the realities of policing today.

Fact TankNovember 16, 2016

Despite Oregon governor’s win, candidates of different sexual orientations could face resistance in a presidential run

While a growing number of LGBT politicians have been elected to public office and attitudes toward the LGBT community have become much more favorable over the past decade, survey data suggest that being gay or lesbian remains an obstacle for candidates running for president.

Fact TankOctober 7, 2016

Americans less concerned than a decade ago over immigrants’ impact on workforce

Americans’ views about the impact the growing number of immigrants working in the U.S. is having on American workers have softened notably over the past decade.

Fact TankOctober 6, 2016

Key findings about the American workforce and the changing job market

As the U.S. work environment continues to shift, the public is adapting to the new realities of the workplace and rethinking the skills they need to compete.

Fact TankJune 28, 2016

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

In 1965, there were no black senators or governors, and just six House members were black. By 2015, there was more representation in some areas but little change in others.

Fact TankJune 3, 2016

The challenges of translating the U.S. census questionnaire into Arabic

In 2020, census questionnaires may for the first time be offered in Arabic, now the fastest-growing language in the U.S. But the Census Bureau faces a challenge not only in translating the language but also in adjusting the appearance of the questionnaire for those accustomed to reading and writing Arabic script.

Fact TankFebruary 4, 2016

What Americans say it takes to be middle class

The vast majority of American adults agree that a secure job and the ability to save money for the future are essential. But one thing is now less likely to be seen as a requirement: a college education.

Fact TankSeptember 28, 2015

Key takeaways on U.S. immigration: Past, present and future

A new Pew Research Center study explores how much the face of immigration has changed–and changed the country–and how much more it will do so by 2065.