May 24, 2016

In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents

Across much of the developed world, researchers have found that more young adults are living at their parents’ home for longer periods of time.

May 19, 2016

Americans’ views of women as political leaders differ by gender

For the first time in history, a woman is the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party. As Democrat Hillary Clinton wages her campaign to be the first female chief executive, what do Americans have to say in general about the prospects and qualifications of female candidates for high political […]

May 16, 2016

Millennials match Baby Boomers as largest generation in U.S. electorate, but will they vote?

Millennials, who already have surpassed Baby Boomers as the United States’ largest living generation, now have caught up to the Boomers when it comes to their share of the American electorate. As of April 2016, an estimated 69.2 million Millennials (adults ages 18-35 in 2016) were voting-age U.S. citizens – a number almost equal to […]

May 12, 2016

The shrinking middle class in U.S. metropolitan areas: 6 key findings

The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.

May 11, 2016

Are you in the American middle class? Find out with our income calculator

Our updated calculator lets you find out which group you are in – first compared with other adults in your metropolitan area and among American adults overall, and then compared with other adults similar to you in education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status.

MethodsMay 11, 2016

The challenges of polling Asian Americans

Why aren’t Asian Americans shown as a separate group when differences among whites, blacks and Hispanics are discussed in survey reports? It’s a good question, so we put together a summary of some of the methodological and other issues on accurately polling U.S. Asians.

May 6, 2016

How do American mothers feel about being a mom? It depends on how old their kids are

Changing diapers and arranging play dates is a world apart from running the carpool and helping with college applications.

April 29, 2016

Why is the teen birth rate falling?

The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s. What’s behind the trend?

April 28, 2016

Census Bureau hopes to use data from other government agencies in 2020

Anyone who has filed a U.S. tax return, applied for a Social Security number or signed up for Medicare has given personal data to the government. So when the Census Bureau counts the American public, can it use the information that other federal agencies have already collected?

April 25, 2016

Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation

Millennials now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers.