May 12, 2016

The shrinking middle class in U.S. metropolitan areas: 6 key findings

The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.

May 11, 2016

America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas

The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 10, 2016

Most Americans say U.S. economic system is unfair, but high-income Republicans disagree

Is the U.S. economic system fair to most Americans, or is it “rigged” to favor the rich and powerful?

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 18, 2016

5 facts about race in America

The latest data on the state of race relations in the U.S. and how much progress has been made — or not — in achieving racial equality.

MethodsSeptember 22, 2015

The many ways to measure economic inequality

Just what is “economic inequality”? Depends on whom you ask.

GlobalJuly 22, 2015

What it means to be poor by global standards

What exactly does it mean to live on $2 per day? And how does that compare with the notion of poverty in richer countries?

GlobalJuly 20, 2015

Latin America’s middle class grows, but in some regions more than others

As a whole, Latin America enjoyed solid economic growth in the first decade of this century, with a fall in poverty, a decrease in income inequality and a rise of its middle class.

GlobalJuly 16, 2015

Are you in the global middle class? Find out with our income calculator

On a global scale, just 13% of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Where do you fit?

ReligionJuly 2, 2015

5 facts for Pope Francis’ visit to South America

Pope Francis begins a highly anticipated seven-day South American trip on Sunday that includes stops in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. As millions of faithful Catholics prepare to welcome Pope Francis next week, here are key facts about his trip.

June 29, 2015

In greater Dallas area, segregation by income and race

Income segregation has increased over the past 30 years in 27 of the 30 largest U.S. metro areas. There were clear divisions between low-income and middle- and upper-income areas, as well as along racial lines.