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.

HispanicSeptember 11, 2018

Latinos are more likely to believe in the American dream, but most say it is hard to achieve

Hispanics are more likely than the general U.S. public to believe in the American dream – that hard work will pay off and that each generation is better off than the one prior.

February 13, 2018

8 facts about love and marriage in America

The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Read eight facts about love and marriage in the United States.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 2, 2018

‘Particularly good days’ are common in Africa, Latin America and the U.S.

If you live in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America or the United States, you are more likely than people in other regions of the world to say you’re having a particularly good day. For the past several years, Pew Research Center’s annual Global Attitudes Survey has started with the following question: “How would you describe your […]

December 19, 2017

Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender

More Americans say it’s good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 31, 2017

Most think the ‘American dream’ is within reach for them

Most Americans say they have achieved the “American dream” or are on their way to achieving it. Yet, the American dream means different things to different people.

October 11, 2017

The share of Americans living without a partner has increased, especially among young adults

In the past 10 years, the share of U.S. adults living without a spouse or partner has climbed to 42%, up from 39% in 2007.

September 14, 2017

As U.S. marriage rate hovers at 50%, education gap in marital status widens

Half of U.S. adults today are married, a share that has remained relatively stable in recent years but dramatically different from the peak of 72% in 1960.

September 11, 2017

Younger men play video games, but so do a diverse group of other Americans

In the U.S., four-in-ten women and roughly a quarter of adults ages 65 and older say they play video games at least sometimes.

ReligionJuly 26, 2017

American Muslims are concerned – but also satisfied with their lives

The American Muslim community is facing some challenges. Yet for most U.S. Muslims, these problems only partially define their personal experiences in America.