10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade
For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.
Chart of the Week: The hype cycle of emerging technologies
The Gartner Hype Cycle tracks emerging technologies from the “peak of inflated expectations” to the “trough of disillusionment” and beyond.
5 facts about the French
Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?
5 key findings about student debt
A record 37% of young households had outstanding student loans in 2010 and a median student debt of $13,000.
5 questions (and answers) about American moms today
Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.