As GOP celebrates win, no sign of narrowing gender, age gaps
The overall vote share is similar to the 2010 midterm elections, and many of the key demographic divides in 2010 — particularly wide gender and age gaps — remain.
In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living
A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012.
Young Adults Drive Increase in Multi-Generational Living
The number of Americans living in multi-generational households, which spiked during the Great Recession, has risen to a record 57 million in 2012, including about one-in-four young adults ages 25-34.
Generation X: America’s neglected ‘middle child’
Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.
Student Debt Weighing on Economic Fortunes of Young Adults
Households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far behind their peers in terms of wealth accumulation and tend to carry larger amounts of other kinds of debt.
What will become of America’s kids?
When asked about the future prospects of “children today,” Americans generally said that when today’s kids grow up, they would be worse off financially than their parents. While this is a pretty glum judgment about what lies ahead for today’s children, Americans’ optimism resurfaces when people are asked about their own kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.