What Americans say it takes to be middle class
The vast majority of American adults agree that a secure job and the ability to save money for the future are essential. But one thing is now less likely to be seen as a requirement: a college education.
Homeland Security produces first estimate of foreign visitors to U.S. who overstay deadline to leave
Out of 45 million U.S. arrivals by air and sea whose tourist or business visas expired in fiscal 2015, the agency estimates that about 416,500 people were still in the country this year.
2016 electorate will be the most diverse in U.S. history
Nearly one-in-three eligible voters on Election Day (31%) will be Hispanic, black, Asian or another racial or ethnic minority.
Millions of young people in U.S. and EU are neither working nor learning
More than six years after the Great Recession ended, almost 10.2 million teens and young adults in the U.S. are neither working nor in school.
The demographic trends shaping American politics in 2016 and beyond
In an era of head-snapping racial, social, cultural, economic, religious, gender, generational and technological change, Americans have been sorting themselves into think-alike communities that reflect not only their politics but their demographics.
Dangers that teens and kids face: A look at the data
What the data show on bullying, drug and alcohol use, depression, violence and other common sources of parental concern.
Before Obama’s last State of the Union, a look back at his early hopes
On the occasion of President Obama’s last State of the Union address, a look back at his first congressional address – his priorities, those of the public at the time and what’s happened in the years since.
Your favorite Fact Tank data in 2015
From Millennials in the workforce to religion in America, our most popular posts told important stories about trends shaping our world.
It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either
In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage. In 1960, half of children were living in this arrangement.
15 striking findings from 2015
From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.