Public is sharply divided in views of Americans in poverty
Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.
10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade
For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.
Moonlighting is less common now, despite what you might have heard
Contrary to conventional wisdom, working multiple jobs has become less common over the past two decades.
Within the black community, young and old differ on police searches, discrimination
Recent survey data from the Pew Research Center suggest that there are sharp divides between younger and older blacks on the issues of police searches and discrimination more broadly.
Dept. of Ed. projects public schools will be ‘majority-minority’ this fall
A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms.
Birth rate for unmarried women declining for first time in decades
For the first time in decades, the non-marital birth rate in the U.S. has been declining. It’s likely that the decline occurred as a result of the economic recession of 2007-2009.
Vast majority of blacks view the criminal justice system as unfair
Seven-in-ten blacks said that blacks in their community were treated less fairly than whites in dealings with the police, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey.
Perceptions about women bosses improve, but gap remains
Women still lag when it comes to holding top managerial positions. And among those with a preference, both men and women say they prefer a male boss and co-workers.
PAA journal: Parents of better-educated kids live longer
Still another reason to send your children to college: You’ll live longer.
Chart of the Week: The Great Baby Recession
States that were hit the hardest by the Great Recession experienced the biggest birthrate declines.