Black Americans say coronavirus has hit hard financially, but impact varies by education level, age
Nearly half of Black adults say the economic impact of the pandemic will make achieving their financial goals harder in the long term.
Top tax frustrations for Americans: The feeling that some corporations, wealthy people don’t pay fair share
Most Americans support a $15 federal minimum wage
A Year Into the Pandemic, Long-Term Financial Impact Weighs Heavily on Many Americans
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STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
In the pandemic, India’s middle class shrinks and poverty spreads while China sees smaller changes
The course of the pandemic in India and China will have a substantial effect on changes in the distribution of income at the global level.
The Pandemic Stalls Growth in the Global Middle Class, Pushes Poverty Up Sharply
The global middle class consisted of 54 million fewer people in 2020 than the number projected prior to the onset of the pandemic.
When it comes to raising the minimum wage, most of the action is in cities and states, not Congress
The $7.25 federal minimum wage is used in just 21 states, which collectively account for about 40% of all U.S. wage and salary workers.
Amid a pandemic and a recession, Americans go on a near-record homebuying spree
The number of American homeowners increased by an estimated 2.1 million over the past year, according to the Census Bureau.
A Year of U.S. Public Opinion on the Coronavirus Pandemic
The biggest takeaway may be the extent to which the decidedly nonpartisan virus met with an increasingly partisan response.
Unemployed Americans are feeling the emotional strain of job loss; most have considered changing occupations
About half of U.S. adults who are currently unemployed and are looking for a job are pessimistic about their prospects for future employment.
As the pandemic persisted, financial pressures became a bigger factor in why Americans decided to move
Recent pandemic migrants are more likely than those who moved earlier in the outbreak to have relocated due to financial stress.
Racial and ethnic gaps in the U.S. persist on key demographic indicators
The charts below allow for comparisons between racial or ethnic groups over time on a range of measures including educational attainment, household income, life expectancy and others. You may select any two groups at a time for comparison.
How the Coronavirus Outbreak Has – and Hasn’t – Changed the Way Americans Work
The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces this past spring ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans and may portend a significant shift in the way a large segment of the workforce operates in the future.
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