The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground
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.
Record share of young women are living with their parents, relatives
A larger share of young women live at home with their parents or other relatives than at any point since 1940, as more attend college and marry later in life.
Who does more at home when both parents work? Depends on which one you ask
Working moms and dads don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to how certain tasks are divided at home.
How American parents balance work and family life when both work
In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time.
How Working Parents Share Responsibilities at Home
In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time. In most of these families, parents share the load on chores, discipline and quality time with kids, but scheduling and sick days fall more on mom.
Key findings about American Catholics
Pew Research Center asked American Catholics for their views about family structures, religious beliefs and practices and other topics. Here are 6 facts from the new survey.
More Millennials Living With Family
Despite improvements in the labor market, Millennials today are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households than they were in the depths of the Great Recession.
Today’s multiracial babies reflect America’s changing demographics
To get a sense of how the country’s racial demographics are changing, take a look at the differences between mixed-race Americans old and young.
Americans’ ideal family size is smaller than it used to be
Half of Americans (48%) say two is the ideal number of children for a family to have, reflecting a decades-long preference for a smaller family over a larger one.
Rising Share of Highly Educated Women Are Becoming Mothers
For women, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. Not only are highly-educated women more likely to have kids, they are also having bigger families than in the past.