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

March 23, 2017

Americans Widely Support Paid Family and Medical Leave, but Differ Over Specific Policies

Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. Experiences with leave vary by income and gender.

January 11, 2017

Behind the Badge

Majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile encounters between black citizens and police have made their jobs riskier and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 10, 2017

How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.

October 26, 2016

Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women

Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.

October 6, 2016

The State of American Jobs

How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead

September 29, 2016

The Racial Confidence Gap in Police Performance

Blacks and whites in the U.S. disagree over police performance and differ on the causes of fatal encounters between blacks and police.

June 27, 2016

On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.

May 24, 2016

For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds

For the first time since 1880, Americans ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with their parent(s) than in a household shared with a spouse or partner.

May 11, 2016

America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas

The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 18, 2016

Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older are Living Alone

After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children.