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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Student Debt Weighing on Economic Fortunes of Young Adults
Households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far behind their peers in terms of wealth accumulation and tend to carry larger amounts of other kinds of debt.
Generational equity and the ‘Next America’
A few critics have portrayed our report as an effort to foment a “generational war” over Social Security and Medicare. Let me respond.
The Next America
America is in the midst of two major changes to its population: We are becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Explore these shifts in our new interactive data essay.
The Next America on ‘The Daily Show’
Pew Research Center’s Paul Taylor appeared on “The Daily Show” Monday night to discuss his new book, The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown.
Live blog: Generations in the Next America
The Pew Research Center is hosting a conference to discuss how generational differences are influencing American families, society, politics and policy.
6 new findings about Millennials
Key takeaways from the Pew Research Center survey, “Millennials in Adulthood.”
More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.