September 24, 2018

Stay-at-home moms and dads account for about one-in-five U.S. parents

More than 11 million U.S. parents – or 18% – were not working outside the home in 2016. The stay-at-home share of U.S. parents in 2016 was almost identical to what it was in 1989, but there has been a modest increase among fathers.

September 6, 2018

Are you in the American middle class?

A Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows that after more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.

August 9, 2018

Middle children have become rarer, but a growing share of Americans now say three or more kids are ‘ideal’

Roughly four-in-ten U.S. adults think families of three or more children are ideal. Yet it’s still much more common for American women at the end of their childbearing years to have had one or two kids than three or more.

Pew Research CenterJune 19, 2018

Family life is changing in different ways across urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S.

Changes in marriage and childbearing have reshaped the American family. These shifts are playing out somewhat differently across urban, suburban and rural counties.

June 13, 2018

7 facts about American dads

Fatherhood in America is changing. Ahead of Father’s Day, read key findings about dads in the United States.

May 22, 2018

What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities

Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.

May 10, 2018

7 facts about U.S. moms

American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Read key findings about American mothers and motherhood.

Pew Research CenterApril 27, 2018

About one-third of U.S. children are living with an unmarried parent

The share of U.S. children living with an unmarried parent has more than doubled since 1968, jumping from 13% to 32% in 2017.

April 5, 2018

A record 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households

The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households have continued to rise. In 2016, a record 64 million people, or 20% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof.

January 31, 2018

More adults now share their living space, driven in part by parents living with their adult children

In 2017, nearly 79 million adults (31.9% of the adult population) lived in a shared household. In 1995, 55 million adults (28.8%) lived in a shared household.