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Kim Parker

Director, Social Trends Research

Kim Parker is director of social trends research at Pew Research Center. She oversees research on emerging social and demographic trends, manages major survey projects, and writes and edits reports. Parker was previously the associate director of social and demographic trends research and the research director for the Center’s political unit. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, she worked as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute. She holds a master’s degree in American government from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. Parker is an author of studies on a variety of topics including gender and work, the changing American family, generational change, higher education, the Great Recession, the middle class, aging, military veterans and Asian Americans. Parker frequently discusses social and demographic trends with journalists and has been interviewed by broadcast outlets such as NPR, NBC, MSNBC and C-SPAN.

January 17, 2019

Generation Z Looks a Lot Like Millennials on Key Social and Political Issues

As Gen Z moves toward adulthood, their views mirror those of Millennials on a range of issues, from Trump’s presidency to the role of government to racial equality. Among Republicans, Gen Z stands out on some key issues.

November 15, 2018

Early Benchmarks Show ‘Post-Millennials’ on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet

Today’s 6- to 21-year-olds are already America’s most racially and ethnically diverse generation – and more of them are heading to college than previous generations.

September 25, 2018

Many Americans say women are better than men at creating safe, respectful workplaces

A large majority of U.S. adults say it is essential for today’s business leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace. Many think female leaders are better equipped to do this than men.

June 13, 2018

7 facts about American dads

Fatherhood in America is changing. Ahead of Father’s Day, read key findings about dads in the United States.

May 22, 2018

How have the demographics of your county changed since 2000?

The large demographic shifts reshaping America are playing out differently across urban, suburban and rural communities. See how your county compares with others in the U.S.

Pew Research CenterMay 22, 2018

America is changing demographically. Here’s how your county compares

Large demographic shifts are reshaping America. See how your community compares with others in the country.

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.

Pew Research CenterMarch 15, 2018

For Women’s History Month, a look at gender gains – and gaps – in the U.S.

Read key findings about gender gains and gaps in America.

Pew Research CenterMarch 7, 2018

Women in majority-male workplaces report higher rates of gender discrimination

The American workplace remains segregated by gender, and women in majority-male workplaces are more likely than other women to report gender discrimination.

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.