U.S. Politics Jan. 9, 2007

A Portrait of “Generation Next”

A new generation has come of age, shaped by an unprecedented revolution in technology and dramatic events both at home and abroad. They are Generation Next, the cohort of young adults who have grown up with personal computers, cell phones and the internet and are now taking their place in a world where the only constant is rapid change.

U.S. Politics Nov. 16, 2006

Election ’06: Big Changes in Some Key Groups

In the aftermath of the 2006 election, the shifting allegiance of some important voter groups has gotten relatively little attention. One of the biggest stories is about young people. Another is what really happened to “The God Gap.” And a third is about the one-fifth of voters who aren’t white.

Internet & Tech Sep. 28, 2006

Digital ’Natives’ Invade the Workplace

Newcomers to the world of work may find that their bosses are strangers in the digital world

Sep. 21, 2006

Working After Retirement: The Gap Between Expectations and Reality

A new Pew Social Trends survey finds a yawning gap between the expectations of today’s workers, more than three-quarters of whom believe they will work for pay even after they retire, and current retirees, just 12% of whom are actually working for pay right now.

Internet & Tech Apr. 10, 2006

Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?

Older internet users, even relative newcomers to the senior ranks, may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.

Pew Research Center Mar. 7, 2006

Eying Boomer Bonanza, States Woo Retirees

As baby boomers search for the perfect place to spend their golden years, states – especially ones not typically considered seniors’ havens – hope to grab a share of the retirement pie.

U.S. Politics Feb. 21, 2006

Youth and War

Neither hawks nor doves, America’s youth are more willing than their elders to give both war and peace a chance. A new poll analysis finds that generational differences on the use of force confound the stereotypes.

Dec. 8, 2005

Baby Boomers: From the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Responsibility

As the oldest of the nation’s 75 million baby boomers approach the age of 60, a Pew Research Center survey finds many are looking ahead to their own retirement while balancing a full plate of family responsibilities – either raising minor children or providing financial and other forms of support to adult children or to aging parents.