January 23, 2018

Americans see both good and bad in trends that are changing the workplace

Among the trends reshaping the U.S. workplace, more Americans see outsourcing of jobs, more immigrant workers and imports as negative rather than positive forces when it comes to their livelihoods.

ScienceJanuary 17, 2018

Half of Americans think young people don’t pursue STEM because it is too hard

When Americans are asked why more students don’t pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), they are most likely to point to the difficulty of these subjects, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. About half of adults (52%) say the main reason young people don’t pursue STEM degrees is they think these subjects are too hard.

ScienceJanuary 10, 2018

Black STEM employees perceive a range of race-related slights and inequities at work

Blacks who work in science, technology, engineering and math fields are more likely than STEM workers from other racial or ethnic backgrounds to say they have faced discrimination on the job. They also stand out in their views about workplace diversity.

ScienceJanuary 9, 2018

Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity

Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 9, 2018

7 facts about the STEM workforce

A new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data takes a broad-based look at the STEM workforce from 1990 to today. Here are seven key findings.

December 14, 2017

Gender discrimination comes in many forms for today’s working women

About four-in-ten working U.S. women say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender. They report a broad array of personal experiences.

Pew Research CenterNovember 30, 2017

5 ways the U.S. workforce has changed, a decade since the Great Recession began

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed over the past decade.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 7, 2017

Views of Job Situation Improve Sharply, but Many Still Say They’re Falling Behind Financially

Internet & TechOctober 10, 2017

Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry.

Internet & TechOctober 9, 2017

Most Americans would favor policies to limit job and wage losses caused by automation

Americans are apprehensive about a future in which machines take on more of the work currently done by humans, and most are supportive of policies aimed at cushioning the economic impact of widespread automation, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.