February 20, 2019

The way U.S. teens spend their time is changing, but differences between boys and girls persist

Teens are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago, but gender differences remain in time spent on leisure, grooming, homework, housework and errands.

February 13, 2019

8 facts about love and marriage in America

The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Read eight facts about love and marriage in the country.

February 11, 2019

About a third of Americans say blackface in a Halloween costume is acceptable at least sometimes

While a slight majority of Americans think it is generally unacceptable to use blackface in a Halloween costume, about one-in-three say it is acceptable at least sometimes.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 8, 2019

For the fifth time in a row, the new Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse ever

More than one-in-five voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities.

January 23, 2019

Americans’ views on masculinity differ by party, gender and race

About half of Americans say society looks up to men who are masculine, and 60% of these say this is a good thing. Views differ by party, gender and race.

January 18, 2019

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 3, 2019

5 facts about crime in the U.S.

Both violent and property crime in the U.S. have declined over the long term, but Americans regularly say crime is up.

December 27, 2018

7 facts about guns in the U.S.

Americans have broad exposure to firearms, whether they personally own a gun or not. At the same time, most adults say gun laws should be stricter.

December 18, 2018

A record number of women will be serving in the new Congress

When the 116th Congress convenes, women will make up nearly a quarter of both chambers – the highest percentage in U.S. history.

December 12, 2018

Most parents – and many non-parents – don’t expect to have kids in the future

About seven-in-ten U.S. parents younger than 50 say it’s unlikely they will have more children in the future.