How Census Race Categories Have Changed Over Time
The race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census have shifted over time, often in a reflection of current politics, science and public attitudes. Our interactive tracks the category names from 1790 to 2010.
Voices of Multiracial Americans
For much of its history, America has discussed race in the singular form. But the language of race is changing. Ten multiracial Americans share their views of race, identity, relationships and the future.
Political Media Habits Across Generations
Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? How do media habits differ across these three generations?
The Growing Population of Older People in the U.S., Germany and Italy
In 2015, the percentage of the population age 65 or older in Germany and Italy are already at a level the U.S. may reach in 2050.
Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 1980 – 2013
There were 54 million Hispanics in the United States in 2013, comprising 17.1% of the total U.S. population. In 1980, with a population of 14.8 million, Hispanics made up just 6.5% of the total U.S. population.
Religious Landscape Study
Explore the geographic distribution and demographics of America’s major religious groups.
Quiz: Test Your News Knowledge
Take our latest News IQ quiz and see how you compare to the others who answered the questions as part of a national survey.
Percentage of Households that Have a Car, Bicycle or Motorcycle in 44 Countries
Views of Legalizing Marijuana, 1969-2015
Public opinion on legalizing marijuana. Explore trends by gender, generation, and partisanship.
Party Identification Trends, 1992-2014
Pew Research Center has been tracking the party affiliation of the general public for over 20 years. Explore the party ID data for two dozen demographic subgroups, categorized by gender, race, education, generation, and religious affiliation.