U.S. PoliticsMay 2, 2017

Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views

Beyond partisan differences over economic policies, there are stark divisions on a fundamental question: What makes someone rich or poor?

Pew Research CenterApril 27, 2017

10 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2017

Take a look at 10 recent findings on demographic trends, ranging from global refugee and migrant flows to changes to family life and living arrangements.

GlobalApril 26, 2017

Are you middle class in Western Europe? Try our country-by-country income calculators

As part of a new study, Pew Research Center designed income calculators to help you determine where you fit on the income ladder in Western Europe.

GlobalApril 24, 2017

7 key findings on the state of the middle class in Western Europe

The fortunes of the middle classes across Western Europe are moving in different directions. Some nations are experiencing both growing incomes and expanding middle classes, while other nations are witness to stagnant or declining incomes and shrinking middle classes, a new Pew Research Center analysis of 11 Western European countries has found. But in a few other countries studied, the middle-class shares are decreasing even as incomes overall are rising.

GlobalApril 24, 2017

Are you middle class in Western Europe?

A Pew Research Center analysis of income data from 11 Western European countries finds considerable differences in the fortunes of the middle classes in those countries.

GlobalApril 24, 2017

Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe

From 1991 to 2010, the middle class expands in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, but, as in the United States, shrinks in Germany, Italy and Spain.

April 4, 2017

Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to

The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.

April 3, 2017

The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay

The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.

U.S. PoliticsApril 3, 2017

As Republicans’ views improve, Americans give the economy its highest marks since financial crisis

Nearly six-in-ten people in the United States say the economic situation is very or somewhat good, the most positive assessment of the economy since 2007.

HispanicMarch 29, 2017

Key findings about Puerto Rico

To mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. government granting American citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico, here are key facts about the territory.