Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2017

Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016

The official poverty rate last year was close to its pre-Great Recession level, but the share of the U.S. poor in severe poverty increased.

GlobalJune 5, 2017

Through an American lens, Western Europe’s middle classes appear smaller

The American middle class is smaller than middle classes across Western Europe, but its income is higher.

GlobalMay 4, 2017

Asylum applications from unaccompanied minors fell sharply in Europe in 2016

The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received nearly 66,000 asylum applications from unaccompanied minor migrants (those younger than 18 applying without a parent or guardian) in 2016, a decline of nearly 40% from 2015’s record total but still well above the total of prior years, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.

U.S. PoliticsMay 2, 2017

Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views

Beyond partisan differences over economic policies, there are stark divisions on a fundamental question: What makes someone rich or poor?

GlobalApril 26, 2017

Are you middle class in Western Europe? Try our country-by-country income calculators

As part of a new study, Pew Research Center designed income calculators to help you determine where you fit on the income ladder in Western Europe.

GlobalApril 24, 2017

7 key findings on the state of the middle class in Western Europe

The fortunes of the middle classes across Western Europe are moving in different directions. Some nations are experiencing both growing incomes and expanding middle classes, while other nations are witness to stagnant or declining incomes and shrinking middle classes, a new Pew Research Center analysis of 11 Western European countries has found. But in a few other countries studied, the middle-class shares are decreasing even as incomes overall are rising.

GlobalApril 24, 2017

Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe

From 1991 to 2010, the middle class expands in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, but, as in the United States, shrinks in Germany, Italy and Spain.

Internet & TechMarch 22, 2017

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption

While many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.

Fact TankNovember 21, 2016

Latinos made economic strides in 2015 after years of few gains

Latinos made progress on household income, poverty and jobs in 2015 after years of little or no economic gains, but they have lagged in building personal wealth.

October 6, 2016

The State of American Jobs

How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead