Fact Tank Apr. 18, 2014

Generational equity and the ‘Next America’

A few critics have portrayed our report as an effort to foment a “generational war” over Social Security and Medicare. Let me respond.

Pew Research Center Apr. 10, 2014

The Next America

America is in the midst of two major changes to its population: We are becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Explore these shifts in our new interactive data essay.

Internet & Tech Apr. 3, 2014

More Seniors Going Online, But Still Lag in Tech Adoption

Many seniors face hurdles to adopting new technologies, but once they join the online world, digital technology often becomes an integral part of their daily lives.

Fact Tank Mar. 12, 2014

What would you name today’s youngest generation of Americans?

Generations typically span about 20 years, so the oldest Millennials, now 33, may not have much in common with today’s very youngest Americans.

Mar. 11, 2014

The Next America on ‘The Daily Show’

Pew Research Center’s Paul Taylor appeared on “The Daily Show” Monday night to discuss his new book, The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown.

Fact Tank Mar. 7, 2014

Live blog: Generations in the Next America

The Pew Research Center is hosting a conference to discuss how generational differences are influencing American families, society, politics and policy.

Fact Tank Mar. 7, 2014

6 new findings about Millennials

Key takeaways from the Pew Research Center survey, “Millennials in Adulthood.”

Mar. 7, 2014

Millennials in Adulthood

Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.

Mar. 4, 2014

More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.

Fact Tank Feb. 12, 2014

As the population grays, Americans stay upbeat

Only about one-in-four Americans say the growing number of older people is a major problem for the country.