Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists
Despite making digital gains in recent years, rural Americans remain less likely than nonrural adults to have home broadband, smartphones and other devices.
In U.S. metro areas, huge variation in intermarriage rates
One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, representing a more than fivefold increase from 3% in 1967.
More foreign grads of U.S. colleges are staying in the country to work
Read key facts about foreign graduates of U.S. colleges working in the country under the Optional Practical Training program.
5 facts about U.S. political donations
Americans are increasingly likely to make political donations, with the share of adults who say they have donated directly to candidates doubling since 1992.
On gender issues, many in Orthodox Christian countries have conservative views
A substantial share of adults in Central and Eastern Europe hold traditional views of women and the family, especially in countries with Orthodox majorities.
Today’s young workers are more likely than ever to have a bachelor’s degree
Four-in-ten Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 had completed at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016, compared with 32% of Generation X workers and smaller shares of the Baby Boom and Silent generations when they were in the same age range.
U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout
Among the 35 OECD countries, the U.S. ranks 28th in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but fourth in terms of turnout among registered voters.
Four research highlights for 2017 from the largest U.S. demography conference
At this year’s annual meeting of the Population Association of America, the nation’s largest demography conference, researchers explored some long-studied topics from new perspectives.
In Trump era, women’s views of nation’s prospects take a negative turn
The gender divide in Donald Trump’s job approval rating is larger than for most recent presidents at comparable points early in their administrations.
How can a survey of 1,000 people tell you what the whole U.S. thinks?
The first video in our “Methods 101” series is about random sampling, a concept that undergirds all probability-based survey research. Here’s how it works.