GlobalMarch 31, 2016

10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world

We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

February 18, 2016

Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older are Living Alone

After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children.

Internet & TechJanuary 7, 2016

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.

December 17, 2015

Parenting in America

There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.

November 18, 2015

5 facts about family caregivers

Most American adults say a family member is caring for their aging parent who needs help handling their affairs or caring for themselves. And if they’re not already helping out a parent, most expect to do so someday.

November 4, 2015

How American parents balance work and family life when both work

In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time.

November 4, 2015

How Working Parents Share Responsibilities at Home

In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time. In most of these families, parents share the load on chores, discipline and quality time with kids, but scheduling and sick days fall more on mom.

Internet & TechOctober 13, 2015

Digital romance: How teen boys and girls differ

Thanks to texting and social media, teens today have many more ways to reach out to a crush than in the analog days of using the family telephone and passing notes in the hallways.

Internet & TechOctober 1, 2015

6 facts about teen romance in the digital age

A new Pew Research Center survey of 13- t0 17-year-olds examines how teens flirt, date and even break up in the digital age.

September 11, 2015

On Grandparents Day, will you call, text or write?

With Grandparents Day coming up this Sunday, it’s a good time to look at how often and by what means Americans keep in touch with the eldest members of their families.