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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Blacks with college experience more likely to say they faced discrimination
A majority of black Americans say that at some point in their lives they’ve experienced discrimination or were treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity, but blacks who have attended college are more likely than those without any college experience to say so.
On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart
There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.
5 key takeaways about views of race and inequality in America
There are profound differences between black and white Americans in how they view the current state of race relations and racial equality and in the ways they experience day-to-day life.
Latinos Increasingly Confident in Personal Finances, See Better Economic Times Ahead
Hispanics have become more upbeat about their personal finances and their financial future since the Great Recession, with 81% saying that they expect their family’s financial situation to improve in the next year.
The shrinking middle class in U.S. metropolitan areas: 6 key findings
The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.