Mar. 14, 2014

U.S. Census looking at big changes in how it asks about race and ethnicity

Many communities, including Hispanics, Arabs and people of mixed race, have said they’re unsure of how to identify themselves on census forms.

Mar. 11, 2014

The Next America on ‘The Daily Show’

Pew Research Center’s Paul Taylor appeared on “The Daily Show” Monday night to discuss his new book, The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown.

Mar. 4, 2014

More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.

Feb. 28, 2014

For Millennials, a bachelor’s degree continues to pay off, but a master’s earns even more

Millennials are the nation’s most educated generation in history in terms of finishing college. But despite the stereotype that today’s recent college graduates are largely underemployed, the data show that this generation of college grads earns more than ones that came before it.

Feb. 18, 2014

In an historic move, Census Bureau tries electronic outreach

After centuries of using the postal service and in-person visits, U.S. will experiment with contacting people by email or text, pushing them to respond online.

Feb. 12, 2014

Record share of wives are more educated than their husbands

For the first time in 50 years, the share of couples in which the wife is the one “marrying down” educationally is higher than those in which the husband has more education.

Feb. 7, 2014

Parenthood and happiness: It’s more complicated than you think

Social science research offers a more complicated view of the relationship between being a parent and being happy.

Feb. 6, 2014

New census data show more Americans are tying the knot, but mostly it’s the college-educated

Marriage is back – at least, a little bit, and with some caveats.

Jan. 29, 2014

New academic study links rising income inequality to ‘assortative mating’

The income gap between couples with relatively high and those with relatively low levels of education had widened substantially since 1960, according to a new study.

Jan. 27, 2014

Despite recovery, fewer Americans identify as middle class

Today about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%).