August 9, 2018

Middle children have become rarer, but a growing share of Americans now say three or more kids are ‘ideal’

Roughly four-in-ten U.S. adults think families of three or more children are ideal. Yet it’s still much more common for American women at the end of their childbearing years to have had one or two kids than three or more.

July 17, 2018

A third of U.S. adults say they have used fertility treatments or know someone who has

Forty years after the birth of the first baby conceived via in vitro fertilization, 33% of Americans say they or someone they know has undergone fertility treatment.

GlobalJuly 11, 2018

Which 7 countries hold half the world’s population?

As of July 2018, the world’s population is 7.63 billion. More than half of all people around the globe live in just seven countries.

Pew Research CenterJune 28, 2018

U.S. women are postponing motherhood, but not as much as those in most other developed nations

American women are waiting longer to have children than in the past, but they are still starting their families sooner than women in many other developed nations.

Pew Research CenterJune 19, 2018

Family life is changing in different ways across urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S.

Changes in marriage and childbearing have reshaped the American family. These shifts are playing out somewhat differently across urban, suburban and rural counties.

Pew Research CenterJune 14, 2018

Most Americans express positive views of country’s growing racial and ethnic diversity

About six-in-ten U.S. adults say that the growing racial and ethnic diversity in America makes the country a better place to live.

Pew Research CenterJune 14, 2018

Younger generations make up a majority of the electorate, but may not be a majority of voters this November

Generation X and younger generations make up a majority of the U.S. electorate. But if past U.S. midterm election turnout patterns hold true, these younger Americans are unlikely to cast the majority of votes this November.

Pew Research CenterMay 30, 2018

As fatal overdoses rise, many Americans see drug addiction as a major problem in their community

The U.S. public’s concerns about drug addiction come amid increases in the number and rate of fatal drug overdoses across urban, suburban and rural communities.

Pew Research CenterMay 24, 2018

Research from 2018 demographers’ conference: Migration, self-identity, marriage and other key findings

Migration, racial or ethnic self-identity, and marriage were among the many topics explored at the Population Association of America’s annual meeting last month.

Pew Research CenterMay 22, 2018

Key findings about American life in urban, suburban and rural areas

The demographic trends reshaping the United States are playing out differently in America’s urban, suburban and rural communities. Read key findings about the attitudes and experiences of urban, suburban and rural Americans.