Fact Tank Jan. 8, 2016

Q&A: Why Millennials are less religious than older Americans

We sat down with Michael Hout, a professor of sociology at New York University, to examine possible reasons.

Fact Tank Jan. 4, 2016

Millennials’ views of news media, religious organizations grow more negative

Since 2010, Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations has dipped 18 percentage points. Their views of the national news media also have grown more negative.

Fact Tank Dec. 31, 2015

Your favorite Fact Tank data in 2015

From Millennials in the workforce to religion in America, our most popular posts told important stories about trends shaping our world.

Fact Tank Dec. 22, 2015

15 striking findings from 2015

From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.

Fact Tank Dec. 18, 2015

Many Millennials see Christmas as more cultural than religious holiday

Millennials are less religious than older Americans and less likely to identify with a religious group, and those traits are reflected in the way they celebrate Christmas.

Fact Tank Dec. 11, 2015

Patriotic, honest and selfish: How Americans describe … Americans

Americans pull no punches when assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their fellow citizens.

Dec. 11, 2015

Twins, triplets and more: More U.S. births are multiples than ever before

The share of multiples born in the U.S. is at an all-time high. In 2014, 3.5% of all babies born were twins, triplets or higher-order multiples, new data show.

Fact Tank Nov. 23, 2015

Millennials are less religious than older Americans, but just as spiritual

Only about half of Millennials say they believe in God with absolute certainty, and four-in-ten say religion is very important in their lives.

Fact Tank Nov. 20, 2015

40% of Millennials OK with limiting speech offensive to minorities

That’s compared with 27% of Gen Xers and 24% of Boomers who say the same.

Fact Tank Nov. 12, 2015

In China, 1980 marked a generational turning point

The roughly 47% of the population today who were born under the one-child policy lived through a very different China than those born before.