Sep. 9, 2010

Since the Start of the Great Recession, More Children Raised by Grandparents

One child in 10 in the U.S. lives with a grandparent, a share that increased slowly and steadily over the past decade before rising sharply from 2007 to 2008, the first year of the Great Recession. About 40% of all children who live with a grandparent (or grandparents) are also being raised primarily by that grandparent.

Internet & Tech Sep. 2, 2010

Adults, Cell Phones and Texting

Adults are increasingly using text messages to communicate, but they still text far less than teenagers, who send and receive, on average, five times more texts per day than adult texters.

Internet & Tech Aug. 27, 2010

Older Adults and Social Media

The number of older adults on Facebook and other social networking sites has roughly doubled in the past year. About half of internet users ages 50-64 and one-in-four users ages 65 and older now log onto social networks.

Pew Research Center Jul. 19, 2010

Aren’t many Millennials just being “politically correct” in answering racial questions?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Internet & Tech Jul. 9, 2010

Millennials’ Likely Lifelong Online Sharing Habit

Technology experts generally believe that today’s tech-savvy young people — the ‘digital natives’ who are known for enthusiastically embracing social networking and other online tools — will retain their willingness to share personal information online even as they get older and take on more responsibilities.

U.S. Politics Jun. 3, 2010

Seniors are Strongest Advocates for Change in 2010

Older Americans have a more negative view of incumbents, are more likely to vote for a candidate with no elective experience and less likely to support those who compromise than are Americans younger than age 65.

Internet & Tech Apr. 20, 2010

Teens, Cell Phones and Texting

Fully 72% of all teens — or 88% of teen cell phone users — send text messages, up from 51% of in 2006. Among all teens, text messaging has now overtaken every other common form of interaction with their friends.

Pew Research Center Mar. 24, 2010

Why does the Census ask for your age?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

U.S. Politics Mar. 24, 2010

Young People Make Up Large Proportion of Census Hold-Outs

Younger Americans are found to be more likely to say they might not participate, even when analysis controls for other demographic characteristics.

Mar. 18, 2010

The Return of the Multi-Generational Family Household

The multi-generational American family household is staging a comeback — driven in part by the job losses and home foreclosures of recent years, but more so by demographic changes that have been gathering steam for decades. As of 2008, a record 49 million Americans, or 16.1% of the total U.S. population, lived in such a household, up from 28 million, or 12.l%, in 1980. Such households had been more common a century ago, but began to fall out of favor after World War II. Now they are coming back.