10 things we learned about gender issues in the U.S. in 2017
Allegations about sexual misconduct by prominent men in politics, entertainment, media and other industries have reverberated across the United States in recent months, drawing attention to issues of gender equality in the workplace and in broader American society.
17 striking findings from 2017
Pew Research Center studies a wide array of topics both in the U.S. and around the world. Read 17 findings that stood out to us in 2017.
Far more Americans say there are strong conflicts between partisans than between other groups in society
Americans are far more likely to say there are strong conflicts between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. today than to say the same for other groups.
8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation
While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.
Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender
More Americans say it’s good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.
5 facts about Christmas in America
Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.
Gender discrimination comes in many forms for today’s working women
About four-in-ten working U.S. women say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender. They report a broad array of personal experiences.
Number of U.S. workers employed by foreign-owned companies is on the rise
Foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States in 2015, up 22% from 2007. Overall, foreign-owned companies accounted for 5.5% of all U.S. private sector employment in 2015.
U.S. Senate seats rarely have flipped to other party in recent special elections
Senate seats have rarely flipped to the other party in recent special elections, and turnout usually lags compared with regular elections for the same seat.
Nearly half of Americans use digital voice assistants, mostly on their smartphones
Voice-controlled digital assistants are being incorporated into a wide range of consumer products, and many U.S. adults say they now use these applications.