The American Veteran Experience and the Post-9/11 Generation
What it means to be a military veteran in the United States is being shaped by a new generation of service members. About one-in-five veterans today served on active duty after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Their collective experiences – from deployment to combat to the transition back to civilian life – are markedly different from those who served in previous eras.
5 facts about student loans
About one-third of adults under age 30 have student loan debt. In 2016, the amount students owed varied widely, especially by degree attained.
Trump Draws Stronger Support From Veterans Than From the Public on Leadership of U.S. Military
A new Pew Research Center survey of veterans finds that a majority (57%) approve of the way Trump is handling his duties as commander in chief, with about half (48%) saying his administration’s policies have made the military stronger.
World’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century
For the first time in modern history, the world’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century.
Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms
Midterm voter turnout reached a modern high in 2018, and Generation Z, Millennials and Generation X accounted for a narrow majority of those voters
Key facts about Asian origin groups in the U.S.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in America.
A Rising Share of Undergraduates Are From Poor Families, Especially at Less Selective Colleges
An influx of students from low-income families and students of color at U.S. colleges and universities has almost exclusively fueled the growth in the overall number of undergraduates.
6 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2019
Millennials are the largest adult generation in the United States, and the American family continues to change.
Key findings on the rise in income inequality within America’s racial and ethnic groups
Income inequality nearly doubled among Asians in the U.S. from 1970 to 2016. Sizable income gaps persist across racial and ethnic groups, a new study finds.
Incomes of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians in the U.S., 1970 and 2016
The charts below show the distributions of white, black, Hispanic and Asian adults in the U.S. by their incomes in 1970 and 2016.
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