Over the past 50 years, the highest-earning 20% of U.S. households have steadily brought in a larger share of the country’s total income.
Among the changes: Smartphones and social media became the norm, church attendance fell, and same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana gained support.
In a growing number of U.S. counties, a majority of residents are Hispanic or black, reflecting the nation's changing demographics.
Three-in-ten U.S. adults personally own a gun. A majority of Americans say gun laws should be stricter than they are today.
Despite deep partisan divisions on the issue, there has been a modest rise in support for stricter gun laws in the United States since 2017.
Amid questions over e-cigarettes and public health, here’s a look at what data shows about vaping in the U.S.
Moms are more likely than dads to say they are the primary meal preparers, and they spend more time on average than dads on meal preparation.
Most cellphone-using teens say their phone is a way to pass time. Similarly large shares use their phone to connect with others or learn new things.
The most common age was 11 for Hispanics, 27 for blacks and 29 for Asians as of last July. Multiracial Americans were by far the youngest racial or ethnic group.
Classes have ended for the summer at U.S. public schools, but a sizable share of teachers are still hard at work at second jobs outside the classroom.