As the need for highly trained scientists grows, a look at why people choose these careers
What leads people to a career in science? From a lifelong interest in science to the influence of mentors, working scientists explain why they pursued science.
Most Americans trust the military and scientists to act in the public’s interest
Three-quarters or more of Americans are confident in the military, medical scientists and scientists in general to act in the best interests of the public. But fewer than half report similar confidence in the news media, business leaders and elected officials.
Jobs requiring preparation, social skills or both expected to grow most
Much of U.S. job growth over the past 25 years has been in occupations that require higher levels of education, training and experience – a trend that seems likely to continue, based on our analysis of official government job-growth projections.
How income varies among U.S. religious groups
Members of some religious groups on average have a higher household income than others, and those in the richest groups tend to be highly educated.
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
Key findings about the American workforce and the changing job market
As the U.S. work environment continues to shift, the public is adapting to the new realities of the workplace and rethinking the skills they need to compete.
From universities to churches, Republicans and Democrats differ in views of major institutions
Reflecting a time of growing partisan polarization, Republicans and Democrats hold very different views on the impact of many of the nation’s institutions.
Digital Readiness Gaps
Americans fall along a spectrum of preparedness when it comes to using tech tools to pursue learning online, and many are not eager or ready to take the plunge
Educational divide in vote preferences on track to be wider than in recent elections
The contest for president between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is marked by an educational divide that is far wider than in past elections.
Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer