It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either
In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage. In 1960, half of children were living in this arrangement.
15 striking findings from 2015
From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.
Parenting in America
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.
Views on gaming differ by race, ethnicity
Hispanics are more likely than whites or blacks to categorize themselves as gamers.
The link between a college education and a lasting marriage
College-educated women have an almost eight-in-ten chance of still being married after two decades.
The Unique Challenges of Surveying U.S. Latinos
Surveying Hispanics is complicated for many reasons – language barriers, sampling issues and cultural differences – that are the subject of a growing field of inquiry.
Who Is Multiracial? Depends on How You Ask
Racial identity is far from a straightforward concept, and when multiple strands of identity come together this has the potential to increase the complexity.
The race gap in science knowledge
When asked a series of 12 science-related questions, whites, on average, fared better than blacks or Hispanics. What’s behind this knowledge gap?
A closer look at Catholic America
The face of Catholic America is changing. Today, immigrants make up a considerable share of Catholics, and many are Hispanic. At the same time, there has been a regional shift, from the Northeast (long home to a large percentage of the Catholic faithful) and Midwest to the Western and Southern parts of the U.S.
5 facts about American grandparents
More and more Americans are living long enough to become grandparents. For Grandparents Day, here are some key facts about them.