U.S. PoliticsApril 5, 2016

Millennials give Obama a boost as his job rating rebounds

About six-in-ten (62%) Millennials approve of the job Obama is doing. By comparison, half of Gen Xers, 43% of Boomers and just 37% of Silents offer positive ratings of the president’s job performance.

GlobalMarch 31, 2016

10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world

We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

February 18, 2016

Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older are Living Alone

After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 16, 2016

Millennials less confident about nation’s future, but so were their parents, grandparents when young

Two decades ago, Gen Xers, then in their teens and 20s, stood out for their lack of confidence in the nation’s prospects. And two decades before that, Boomers were less bullish than their elders in assessing America’s future.

ReligionJanuary 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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 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.

GlobalDecember 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.

GlobalDecember 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.

ReligionDecember 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.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 11, 2015

Patriotic, honest and selfish: How Americans describe … Americans

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