Asian American voter turnout lags behind other groups; some non-voters say they’re ‘too busy’
Asian-American voters lag whites and blacks in turnout in midterm elections, an analysis of Census Bureau data shows.
Rising cost of child care may help explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms
The rising cost of child care may be among the factors behind a recent rise in the number of stay-at-home mothers.
7 key findings about stay-at-home moms
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home has risen over the past decade, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home mothers.
On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap
Today marks “Equal Pay Day,” the date that symbolizes how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work to earn what the average American man did in the previous year. With a new executive order issued today, President Obama and Democrats are hoping to peg the gender wage gap as a major […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.