Are you in the American middle class?
A Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows that after more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
Americans divided on how much they trust their neighbors
Just half of Americans (52%) say they trust all or most of their neighbors, while a similar share (48%) say they trust some or none of their neighbors. Neighborly trust also varies between demographic groups.
Hispanic, black parents see college degree as key for children’s success
Hispanic and black parents are significantly more likely than white parents to place a high priority on college education for their children.
Most Americans Say Government Doesn’t Do Enough to Help Middle Class
As Americans begin casting the first ballots in the 2016 presidential election, neither political party is widely viewed as supportive of the middle class in this country.
What Americans say it takes to be middle class
The vast majority of American adults agree that a secure job and the ability to save money for the future are essential. But one thing is now less likely to be seen as a requirement: a college education.
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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.
5 key takeaways about parenting in changing times
A new Pew Research Center report looks at the challenges parents face in raising their children and how parenting approaches differ across demographic groups.
America’s middle class is shrinking. So who’s leaving it?
in terms of income status, the past four decades have been very good to people working in financial and natural-resources industries or as executives and managers, but not so good for sales workers or people in blue-collar manufacturing jobs.