Internet & TechOctober 11, 2018

How social media users have discussed sexual harassment since #MeToo went viral

Amid ongoing discussions about sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond, read five findings about how these issues have been discussed on Twitter and other social media outlets in the past year.

October 10, 2018

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live

Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.

GlobalSeptember 26, 2018

Americans, Like Many in Other Advanced Economies, Not Convinced of Trade’s Benefits

People in advanced and emerging economies generally agree that growing trade and business ties with other nations are good for their country, but fewer are convinced such ties lead to more jobs, higher wages or lower prices at home.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 26, 2018

Few women lead large U.S. companies, despite modest gains over past decade

While women are still underrepresented in top corporate jobs, there has been a small increase in the share of women executives in such positions over the past decade.

September 24, 2018

Stay-at-home moms and dads account for about one-in-five U.S. parents

More than 11 million U.S. parents – or 18% – were not working outside the home in 2016. The stay-at-home share of U.S. parents in 2016 was almost identical to what it was in 1989, but there has been a modest increase among fathers.

September 20, 2018

Women and Leadership 2018

A majority of Americans would like to see more women in top leadership positions in business and politics, but many are skeptical there will ever be gender parity in these areas. Views about the state of female leadership vary by party and gender.

GlobalSeptember 13, 2018

In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation

Average citizens around the world see a technological revolution coming in the workplace, and they are concerned. Many fear robots and computers will eliminate jobs and increase inequality.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 30, 2018

Most Americans view unions favorably, though few workers belong to one

Most Americans like labor unions, at least in the abstract. A majority (55%) holds a favorable view of unions, versus 33% who hold an unfavorable view, according to a Pew Research Center survey from earlier this year. Despite those fairly benign views, unionization rates in the United States have dwindled in recent decades. As of 2017, just 10.7% of all wage and salary workers were union members, matching the record low set in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

August 7, 2018

For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades

Despite some ups and downs over the past several decades, today’s real average wage in the U.S. has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And most of what wage gains there have been have flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.

Pew Research CenterJuly 30, 2018

Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers

Newsroom employment across the United States continues to decline, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers. And even though digital-native news outlets have experienced some recent growth in employment, too few newsroom positions were added to make up for recent losses in the broader industry.