Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

September 20, 2018

Women and Leadership 2018

A majority of Americans would like to see more women in top leadership positions in business and politics, but many are skeptical there will ever be gender parity in these areas. Views about the state of female leadership vary by party and gender.

September 6, 2018

Are you in the American middle class?

A Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows that after more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.

July 12, 2018

Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Rising Most Rapidly Among Asians

The gap in the standard of living between Asians near the top and the bottom of the income ladder nearly doubled from 1970 to 2016. Amid rising inequality overall, Asians displaced blacks as the most economically divided major U.S. racial or ethnic group.

May 22, 2018

What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities

Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.

April 25, 2018

The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents

One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried, up from 7% in 1968. A growing share of unmarried parents are cohabiting partners.

April 4, 2018

Sexual Harassment at Work in the Era of #MeToo

Many Americans see new difficulties for men in workplace interactions and little effect on women’s career opportunities amid the increased focus on sexual harassment and assault.

January 18, 2018

They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago

The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who have ever given birth was higher in 2016 than it had been 10 years earlier.

ScienceJanuary 9, 2018

Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity

Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.

December 5, 2017

On Gender Differences, No Consensus on Nature vs. Nurture

Most Americans see fundamental differences between men and women in their traits and characteristics and in the pressures they face from society.

October 18, 2017

Wide Partisan Gaps in U.S. Over How Far the Country Has Come on Gender Equality

Most Democrats are dissatisfied with the nation’s progress on gender equality, while more than half of Republicans say it has been about right.