Kim Parker is Director of the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project. From 1996-2001 she was Research Director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Prior to that, she worked at the American Enterprise Institute. She graduated from Trinity College and has a Masters Degree from Georgetown University. Read full bio
Despite progress, women still bear heavier load than men in balancing work and family
Our research suggests the issue continues to resonate with many working moms.
Among LGBT Americans, bisexuals stand out when it comes to identity, acceptance
Compared with gay men and lesbians, bisexuals have a different perspective on their sexual orientation and a distinct set of experiences, a Pew Research survey found.
Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting
A new Pew Research survey finds widespread agreement among parents over the traits that children should be taught.
Public is sharply divided in views of Americans in poverty
Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.
Within the black community, young and old differ on police searches, discrimination
Recent survey data from the Pew Research Center suggest that there are sharp divides between younger and older blacks on the issues of police searches and discrimination more broadly.
5 facts about today’s fathers
As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways.
Parenthood and happiness: It’s more complicated than you think
Social science research offers a more complicated view of the relationship between being a parent and being happy.