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.
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.
The changing categories the U.S. has used to measure race
Racial categories used on the U.S. census have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the changing politics and science of the times.
U.S. immigrant population projected to rise, even as share falls among Hispanics, Asians
Meanwhile, foreign-born shares among whites and blacks are expected to rise, according to new Census Bureau projections.
Birth rate for unmarried women declining for first time in decades
For the first time in decades, the non-marital birth rate in the U.S. has been declining. It’s likely that the decline occurred as a result of the economic recession of 2007-2009.
Perceptions about women bosses improve, but gap remains
Women still lag when it comes to holding top managerial positions. And among those with a preference, both men and women say they prefer a male boss and co-workers.
U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons
Natural increase (births minus deaths) accounted for 78% of the total change in the U.S. Hispanic population from 2012 to 2013, whereas migration accounted for about 61% of the total change in the Asian-American population.
Public and private college grads rank about equally in life satisfaction
College graduates report about the same amount of personal satisfaction and economic well-being later in life whether they attended a private or public college.
The U.S. Hispanic population has increased sixfold since 1970
The U.S. Hispanic population in 2012 was 53,027,708, nearly six times the population in 1970.
Hispanics prioritize legalization for unauthorized immigrants over citizenship
46% of all Hispanics and 59% of Hispanic immigrants say they worry “a lot” or “some” that they themselves, a family member or a close friend could be deported. Hispanics alone comprise about three-fourths of all immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.