GlobalOctober 17, 2017

Amid decline in international adoptions to U.S., boys outnumber girls for the first time

Americans adopted around 5,370 children from other countries in fiscal year 2016. For the first time, males outnumbered females among adoptees from abroad.

October 12, 2017

Supporters of stricter gun laws are less likely to contact elected officials

About one-in-five U.S. gun owners say they have ever contacted a public official to express their opinion on gun policy, compared with 12% of non-gun owners.

October 11, 2017

The share of Americans living without a partner has increased, especially among young adults

In the past 10 years, the share of U.S. adults living without a spouse or partner has climbed to 42%, up from 39% in 2007.

Internet & TechOctober 10, 2017

Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry.

Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2017

Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016

The official poverty rate last year was close to its pre-Great Recession level, but the share of the U.S. poor in severe poverty increased.

September 27, 2017

Many poll respondents guess wrong on their interviewer’s race or ethnicity

Establishing the interviewer’s perceived race or ethnicity is essential to understanding how it might affect the respondent’s answers to survey questions.

September 20, 2017

Americans see men as the financial providers, even as women’s contributions grow

Women’s contributions to U.S. household incomes have grown. Yet, men contribute more of the income in most couples, and this reality aligns with public sentiments.

September 14, 2017

As U.S. marriage rate hovers at 50%, education gap in marital status widens

Half of U.S. adults today are married, a share that has remained relatively stable in recent years but dramatically different from the peak of 72% in 1960.

September 11, 2017

Younger men play video games, but so do a diverse group of other Americans

In the U.S., four-in-ten women and roughly a quarter of adults ages 65 and older say they play video games at least sometimes.

September 8, 2017

Key facts about Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population

A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.