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.
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.
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.
6 new findings about Millennials
Key takeaways from the Pew Research Center survey, “Millennials in Adulthood.”
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.
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.
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.
Global Population by Age, 1950-2050
The population growth in the U.S. and around the world from 1950 to 2010 was rapid—the global population nearly tripled. However, the growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age groups.