Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000. Despite the drop, 56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher today than 20 years ago.
During the first two years of the nation’s economic recovery, wealth inequality increased as aggregate wealth rose for the wealthiest 7% of households, but fell for the bottom 93%.
Kim Parker, associate director of the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project, and Wendy Wang, research associate, answer questions from readers on the Modern Parenthood survey,
The way moms and dads spend their time has changed dramatically over the past 50 years, but gender gaps remain. Both feel the stress of balancing work and family.
Young adults have shed substantially more debt than older adults did during the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath—mainly by virtue of owning fewer houses and cars and paring credit card balances.
Americans believe that love is the main foundation of marriage. Most who never have been married say they would like to be at some point in their lives. However, statistics show Americans aren’t rushing to the altar, and the U.S. marriage rate is at an all-time low.
A new analysis of the 20 million adult U.S- born children of immigrants finds they are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment.
Nearly half of middle-aged adults have an older parent and are supporting a child. And about one-in-seven are providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child.
Despite a highly partisan election year, Americans now see less conflict between groups at center of key debates.
Blacks voted at a higher rate this year than other minority groups and for the first time in history may also have voted at a higher rate than whites.