U.S. PoliticsJune 23, 2017

Bipartisan support for some gun proposals, stark partisan divisions on many others

Republicans and Democrats find rare common ground on some gun policy proposals in the U.S., but there are sharp partisan differences on other issues.

June 22, 2017

Key takeaways on Americans’ views of guns and gun ownership

About four-in-ten Americans say they either own a gun themselves or live in a household with guns, and 48% say they grew up in a household with guns.

June 15, 2017

6 facts about American fathers

The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges, as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work. Here are some key findings about fathers.

June 13, 2017

5 key findings about LGBT Americans

Americans’ views toward those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) have changed substantially in recent years.

June 12, 2017

Key facts about race and marriage, 50 years after Loving v. Virginia

Intermarriage has increased steadily since the 1967 Loving v. Virginia ruling. Here are more key findings about interracial and interethnic marriage and families.

June 8, 2017

Among U.S. cohabiters, 18% have a partner of a different race or ethnicity

A half-century after the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the United States, 18% of all cohabiting adults have a partner of a different race or ethnicity – similar to the share of U.S. newlyweds who have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity (17%).

June 6, 2017

The rise of multiracial and multiethnic babies in the U.S.

One-in-seven U.S. infants were multiracial or multiethnic in 2015, nearly triple the share in 1980.

May 18, 2017

In U.S. metro areas, huge variation in intermarriage rates

One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, representing a more than fivefold increase from 3% in 1967.

May 16, 2017

Today’s young workers are more likely than ever to have a bachelor’s degree

Four-in-ten Millennial workers ages 25 to 29 had completed at least a bachelor’s degree in 2016, compared with 32% of Generation X workers and smaller shares of the Baby Boom and Silent generations when they were in the same age range.

May 15, 2017

Four research highlights for 2017 from the largest U.S. demography conference

At this year’s annual meeting of the Population Association of America, the nation’s largest demography conference, researchers explored some long-studied topics from new perspectives.