Apr 17, 2014

From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future

Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don’t agree on what will or won’t come to pass.

Apr 8, 2014

7 key findings about stay-at-home moms

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home has risen over the past decade, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home mothers.

Mar 12, 2014

What would you name today’s youngest generation of Americans?

Generations typically span about 20 years, so the oldest Millennials, now 33, may not have much in common with today’s very youngest Americans.

Feb 27, 2014

Americans increasingly view the internet, cellphones as essential

Americans are growing more attached to modern digital technologies, such as cellphones and the internet, and less attached to traditional hardware, such as landline phones and televisions.

Feb 11, 2014

6 key findings about going to college

College-educated millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on virtually every economic measure, and the gap between the two groups has only grown over time.

Jan 9, 2014

There’s more to the story of the shrinking pay gap

While women have narrowed their pay gap with men over the past 30 years, many have also seen their progress slow, and even reverse, over the course of their careers.

Dec 23, 2013

13 data milestones for 2013

In the course of conducting public opinion surveys and demographic analyses, the Pew Research Center found a wide range of data milestones, breakthroughs, peaks and valleys in 2013.

Dec 18, 2013

Public views on 20 big stories of 2013

What Americans thought about some of the biggest news stories of 2013.

Nov 8, 2013

Who’s not online? 5 factors tied to the digital divide

An explanation of five factors related to internet non-use.

Oct 16, 2013

12 trends shaping digital news

How the internet and digital devices are changing our news consumption habits.