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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More U.S. households are renting than at any point in 50 years
The number of U.S. households renting their home increased significantly between 2006 and 2016, as did the share.
Rural and urban gun owners have different experiences, views on gun policy
Nearly six-in-ten rural Americans have a gun in their household, compared with smaller shares of suburban and urban gun owners.
Among gun owners, NRA members have a unique set of views and experiences
While the demographic profile of NRA members is similar to that of other gun owners, their political views, the way they use their firearms and their attitudes about gun policy differ significantly from gun owners who are not members of the organization.
How male and female gun owners in the U.S. compare
While female gun owners resemble their male counterparts in some respects, their views on and experiences with guns often differ from those of male gun owners.
5 facts about same-sex marriage
Read five key facts about same-sex marriage, two years after U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples the right to marry.