Pew Research Center’s social and demographic trends researchers study the behaviors and attitudes of Americans in various realms of daily life, combining original public opinion research with economic and demographic analysis. Key topics of research include generations and aging; race and ethnicity, work and employment, family and relationships, U.S. population trends, economics and personal finances, and education. In addition to surveying the general public, we conduct surveys of special populations, including LGBT Americans, Asian Americans, law enforcement and veterans.
About a year since the coronavirus recession began, there are some signs of improvement in the U.S. labor market, and Americans are feeling somewhat better about their personal finances than they were early in the pandemic.
More Black adults now say the country has work to do to address racial inequality; attitudes of White adults have changed little since 2019.
Three-in-ten Millennials live with a spouse and child, compared with 40% of Gen Xers at a comparable age.
Most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president.
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