2020 census will ask about same-sex marriages for the first time
A new question about citizenship on the 2020 census form is in the headlines, but the U.S. Census Bureau also plans other changes for the next national count.
Millennials approach Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in the electorate
As of November 2016, an estimated 62 million Millennials were voting-age U.S. citizens – moving closer in number to the 70 million Baby Boomers.
Most Hispanic parents speak Spanish to their children, but this is less the case in later immigrant generations
The share of Latino parents who ensure the Spanish language lives on with their children declines as their immigrant connections become more distant.
Who doesn’t read books in America?
About a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2017
Explore the origins and destinations of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.
Commercial Voter Files and the Study of U.S. Politics
A new analysis demystifies voter files, the widely-used and comprehensive digital databases used to better understand the U.S. electorate.
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.
Is U.S. fertility at an all-time low? It depends
There are three main ways to measure fertility. None of them is “right” or “wrong,” but each tells a different story about when births bottomed out.
Spanish language use in major U.S. metro areas
Spanish speaking at home has declined in the top 25 metros with the largest Hispanic populations.
The share of Americans living without a partner has increased, especially among young adults
In the past 10 years, the share of U.S. adults living without a spouse or partner has climbed to 42%, up from 39% in 2007.