October 2, 2018

5 facts about U.S. suburbs

U.S. suburbs are evenly divided politically, but some have a clear Democratic or Republican tilt. Poverty has increased more sharply in the suburbs than in urban or rural counties.

HispanicSeptember 14, 2018

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country.

GlobalJuly 11, 2018

Which 7 countries hold half the world’s population?

As of July 2018, the world’s population is 7.63 billion. More than half of all people around the globe live in just seven countries.

Pew Research CenterJune 28, 2018

U.S. women are postponing motherhood, but not as much as those in most other developed nations

American women are waiting longer to have children than in the past, but they are still starting their families sooner than women in many other developed nations.

Pew Research CenterMay 31, 2018

U.S. population keeps growing, but House of Representatives is same size as in Taft era

The U.S. House of Representatives has one voting member (435 in total) for every 747,000 or so Americans. That’s by far the highest ratio of population to representatives of any industrialized democracy, and the highest it’s ever been in U.S. history.

Pew Research CenterMay 24, 2018

Research from 2018 demographers’ conference: Migration, self-identity, marriage and other key findings

Migration, racial or ethnic self-identity, and marriage were among the many topics explored at the Population Association of America’s annual meeting last month.

Pew Research CenterApril 25, 2018

7 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2018

Ahead of the Population Association of America’s annual meeting, read seven important recent demographic findings.

January 18, 2018

Is U.S. fertility at an all-time low? It depends

There are three main ways to measure fertility. None of them is “right” or “wrong,” but each tells a different story about when births bottomed out.

ReligionDecember 4, 2017

Europe’s Muslim population will continue to grow – but how much depends on migration

While Muslims are still a relatively small share of Europe’s population (roughly 5%), they are set to continue rising as a percentage of Europe’s population.

ReligionNovember 30, 2017

Q&A: The challenges of estimating the size of Europe’s Muslim population

Read a Q&A with Conrad Hackett, associate director of research and senior demographer at Pew Research Center, on estimating the European Muslim population.