May 14, 2014

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.

Fact TankMay 12, 2014

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.

Fact TankApril 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.

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Pew Research CenterApril 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 & TechApril 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 TankMarch 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.

March 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 TankMarch 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 TankMarch 7, 2014

6 new findings about Millennials

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

March 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.