The changing face of Congress in 6 charts
Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
Religion’s Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health Around the World
People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.
In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants
The 69 immigrants and children of immigrants in the 116th Congress claim heritage in 38 countries and are overwhelmingly Democrats.
18 striking findings from 2018
Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on many issues every year. Read 18 of this year’s standout findings.
Most parents – and many non-parents – don’t expect to have kids in the future
About seven-in-ten U.S. parents younger than 50 say it’s unlikely they will have more children in the future.
How far Americans live from the closest hospital differs by community type
Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
Key findings about U.S. immigrants
Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2016.
Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions
In 2016, an estimated 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state of residence in the U.S., as well as by birth countries and regions.
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.
Key takeaways about Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections
Latinos made up an estimated 11% of all voters nationwide on Election Day, nearly matching their share of the U.S. eligible voter population.