Your favorite Fact Tank data in 2015
From Millennials in the workforce to religion in America, our most popular posts told important stories about trends shaping our world.
It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either
In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage. In 1960, half of children were living in this arrangement.
Americans conflicted about sharing personal information with companies
A significant minority of adults have felt confused, discouraged or impatient when trying to make decisions about sharing their information.
Congress’ productivity improves somewhat in 2015
Congress passed 113 laws, 87 of them substantive, in 2015, making it the most productive first session since 2009.
Lack of broadband can be a key obstacle, especially for job seekers
Americans view trouble in finding work or advancing one’s career as the most significant impediment facing those without broadband.
Americans are in the middle of the pack globally when it comes to importance of religion
Americans place less importance on religion in their lives than do people in a number of countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia — but more than residents of many other Western and European countries.
15 striking findings from 2015
From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.
Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage
In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.
Many Millennials see Christmas as more cultural than religious holiday
Millennials are less religious than older Americans and less likely to identify with a religious group, and those traits are reflected in the way they celebrate Christmas.
Most U.S. Christian groups grow more accepting of homosexuality
Acceptance of homosexuality is rising across the broad spectrum of American Christianity, including among members of churches that strongly oppose homosexual relationships as sinful.