ReligionNovember 26, 2018

The U.S. class divide extends to searching for a religious congregation

Looking for a new religious congregation is common in the U.S. But how likely Americans are to look for a new church varies by their education and income levels.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 4, 2018

Partisans are divided over the fairness of the U.S. economy – and why people are rich or poor

Around six-in-ten U.S. adults say the nation’s economic system unfairly favors powerful interests, though partisans are divided. Partisan differences extend to beliefs about why people are rich or poor.

September 6, 2018

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.

July 23, 2018

Gen X rebounds as the only generation to recover the wealth lost after the housing crash

Generation Xers were hit particularly hard in the recession. Yet Gen Xers are the only generation of households to recover the wealth they lost in the downturn.

November 1, 2017

How wealth inequality has changed in the U.S. since the Great Recession, by race, ethnicity and income

In the U.S., the racial and ethnic wealth gap has evolved differently for families at different income levels since the Great Recession.

GlobalApril 24, 2017

Are you middle class in Western Europe?

A Pew Research Center analysis of income data from 11 Western European countries finds considerable differences in the fortunes of the middle classes in those countries.

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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 10, 2017

How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.

HispanicJune 8, 2016

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.

May 11, 2016

The American middle class: Who is in it, and who is not, in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Map showing the share of adults in the middle-income tier across 229 United States metro areas