May. 21, 2015

Americans are aging, but not as fast as people in Germany, Italy and Japan

At least one-in-five people in Japan, Germany and Italy are already aged 65 or older, and most other European countries are close behind.

Fact Tank May. 20, 2015

5 facts about the minimum wage

While the idea of raising the minimum wage is broadly popular, efforts to do so at the national level have stalled. We gathered key facts looking at the issue.

May. 11, 2015

Census Bureau decides to keep marriage questions on survey

Under pressure from academics and advocates, the U.S. Census Bureau has abandoned plans to delete a series of questions about marriage and divorce from its largest household survey.

May. 11, 2015

Millennials surpass Gen Xers as the largest generation in U.S. labor force

With its disproportionately large share of immigrants, and at an age of transition from college to the working world, the Millennial generation’s workforce is highly likely to grow even further in the near future.

May. 8, 2015

Americans’ ideal family size is smaller than it used to be

Half of Americans (48%) say two is the ideal number of children for a family to have, reflecting a decades-long preference for a smaller family over a larger one.

Apr. 28, 2015

Among transgender adults, stories about a ‘difficult’ transition

For many, being transgender is a core part of their overall identity, even if they may not widely share this fact about themselves with many people in their lives.

Apr. 14, 2015

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap

77% of women and 63% of men believe “this country needs to continue making changes to give men and women equality in the workplace.”

Apr. 9, 2015

6 key findings about black immigration to the U.S.

Although the U.S. has long had a sizable black population as a legacy of slavery, voluntary black immigration here is projected to grow in coming decades.

Apr. 8, 2015

Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000

The white share of the population is declining in the U.S., but the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some places than in others.

Apr. 6, 2015

After 200 years, Native Hawaiians make a comeback

Their population dropped devastatingly fast after their first contact with Western foreigners in 1778, but their numbers are returning to “pre-contact” levels.