Big gender gap in global public opinion about use of drones
A global Pew Research Center survey finds a large gender gap in attitudes about U.S. government use of drones to target terrorists.
Men, for the most part, still run newsrooms
In August, Deborah Turness will become the first woman to head a network news division as she takes the reins as president of NBC News. Nine years ago, she made history in precisely the same way in Great Britain, as she headed ITV News, a BBC rival. But industry data show that men continue to […]
Why boys with sisters are more likely to be Republicans
Interesting things happen when little boys grow up with sisters: They are less likely to help mom with housekeeping chores—and they’re more likely to grow up to be Republicans, according to a new paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of Politics (doc). Young men who were raised with sisters also are more likely […]
A new nationally-representative survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults finds that the overwhelming share say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade, but about half say there is still a lot of discrimination.
LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience
In the Pew Research Center’s survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults, we asked respondents to describe how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation/gender identity has been for them personally.
Sexual Assault in the Military Widely Seen as Important Issue
While very important, few believe sexual assault is a bigger problem in the military than outside it, and most say it does not reflect underlying problems with military culture.
Breadwinner moms on the rise: Tell us your experience
Our new report on “Breadwinner Moms” has attracted widespread press coverage and discussion. FactTank asks readers to weigh in with their reactions.
Mothers are now the sole or primary provider in 40% of households with children, up from just 11% in 1960. The public is conflicted about the gains women have made in the workplace, applauding the economic benefits, but also voicing concerns about the impact on children and marriage.
5 Fast Facts About Moms
By Drew DeSilver 52.9% of women aged 15-44, or about 32.5 million, were mothers in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. The U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great Recession. Today’s mothers have more education than […]
Record Share of New Mothers Are College Educated
Women with infant children in the U.S. are more educated than ever, reflecting a decades-long rise in the educational levels of all women and a steep decline in births among less-educated women.