6 facts about the U.S. military and its changing demographics
The demographic makeup of the country’s active-duty force has changed over time, and those changes tend to reflect trends in the broader society.
Number of U.S. adults cohabiting with a partner continues to rise, especially among those 50 and older
Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.
Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with family and medical leave
Many Americans support paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs.
Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.
Women may never make up half of the U.S. workforce
New projections indicate that the female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060.
Female police officers’ on-the-job experiences diverge from those of male officers
Female police officers sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences.
Key findings on how police view their jobs amid protests and calls for reform
A new Pew Research Center nationwide survey of 7,917 police officers focuses on a wide range of topics about policing, including how police view their jobs, officers’ experiences in the field and how these fatal encounters have impacted the way they do their jobs.
5 key takeaways about views of race and inequality in America
There are profound differences between black and white Americans in how they view the current state of race relations and racial equality and in the ways they experience day-to-day life.
Texas immigrant population now rivals New York’s in size
The immigrant population in Texas has grown rapidly in recent decades, reaching 4.5 million in 2014. That puts Texas in a tie with New York for the second largest state immigrant population by size.
World’s centenarian population projected to grow eightfold by 2050
The world was home to nearly half a million people ages 100 and older in 2015, more than four times as many as in 1990. And this growth is expected to accelerate.