Internet & TechSeptember 17, 2018

5 facts about Americans and video games

Overall, 43% of U.S. adults say they often or sometimes play video games. Gaming is popular among teens – especially teenage boys.

HispanicSeptember 13, 2018

Key facts about young Latinos, one of the nation’s fastest-growing populations

Youth is a defining characteristic of the U.S. Latino population. Latinos ages 35 or younger accounted for well over half of the nation’s Latino population in 2016.

September 7, 2018

6 facts about America’s students

A projected 50.7 million pre-K-12 students will return to the classroom in U.S. public schools this fall. As the school year gets underway, read key findings about America’s students and their experiences.

Internet & TechAugust 22, 2018

How Teens and Parents Navigate Screen Time and Device Distractions

Roughly half of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction.

Pew Research CenterJuly 2, 2018

The share of teens with summer jobs has plunged since 2000, and the type of work they do has shifted

Despite modest recovery following the Great Recession, just a little over a third of teens had a job last summer – a steep decline compared with even the recent past. Those teens who do work are more likely to be busing tables or tending a grill than selling T-shirts or staffing a mall kiosk,.

Internet & TechMay 31, 2018

Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teenagers.

Pew Research CenterApril 27, 2018

About one-third of U.S. children are living with an unmarried parent

The share of U.S. children living with an unmarried parent has more than doubled since 1968, jumping from 13% to 32% in 2017.

Pew Research CenterApril 18, 2018

A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern

More than half of U.S. teens say they are worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school, with one-in-four saying they are very worried.

Fact TankNovember 1, 2016

Child marriage is rare in the U.S., though this varies by state

About 57,800 minors in the U.S. ages 15 to 17 are married – or five of every 1,000 in that age group. But the rate of child marriage varies widely between states.

Fact TankSeptember 12, 2016

Many countries allow child marriage

Almost all of the world’s nations have laws specifying at which age a couple can marry, and in most of these countries, those under the age of 18 are allowed to wed.