Pew Research Center reports and data on the Millennial generation, those born after 1980 and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium.
Millennials in Adulthood
Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.
On Pay Gap, Millennial Women Near Parity – For Now
Millennial women are starting their work lives at near wage parity with young men – earning 93 cents per hour for every dollar a Millennial man makes, giving them the narrowest gender wage gap on record. But when they look ahead they see roadblocks to their success.
The Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change.
A new national survey focuses on American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium. These young people have begun to forge their generational personality: confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change.
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Q&A: Why Millennials are less religious than older Americans
We sat down with Michael Hout, a professor of sociology at New York University, to examine possible reasons.
Millennials’ views of news media, religious organizations grow more negative
Since 2010, Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations has dipped 18 percentage points. Their views of the national news media also have grown more negative.
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Many Millennials see Christmas as more cultural than religious holiday
Millennials are less religious than older Americans and less likely to identify with a religious group, and those traits are reflected in the way they celebrate Christmas.
Patriotic, honest and selfish: How Americans describe … Americans
Americans pull no punches when assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their fellow citizens.
The Whys and Hows of Generations Research
At the center of the Pew Research Center’s mission is a commitment to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in attitudes between demographic and political groups.
Most Millennials Resist the ‘Millennial’ Label
Just 40% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 identify with the term “Millennial.” Generational identity is strongest for Boomers, with 79% of those 51 to 69 seeing themselves as part of the “Baby Boom generation.”
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.
America divided on the secret to its success
Compared with those in many other countries, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But public opinion surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.
Q&A: A look at what’s driving the changes seen in our Religious Landscape Study
Fact Tank sat down with David Campbell, a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, to explore what the new findings mean.