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.
Looking to the Future, Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts
When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage.
Latinos’ Incomes Higher Than Before Great Recession, but U.S.-Born Latinos Yet to Recover
The overall gain in income among Latino workers is driven by a rise in the share of higher-income immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for more years. Yet the incomes of U.S.-born Latinos are still less than since the recession began.
Young adult households are earning more than most older Americans did at the same age
The median adjusted income in a household headed by a Millennial was $69,000 in 2017. The previous peak for households headed by people ages 22 to 37 was in 2000.
The U.S. class divide extends to searching for a religious congregation
Looking for a new religious congregation is common in the U.S. But how likely Americans are to look for a new church varies by their education and income levels.
Nearly one-in-five teens can’t always finish their homework because of the digital divide
Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home. Some teens are more likely to face digital hurdles when trying to complete their homework.
Little Partisan Agreement on the Pressing Problems Facing the U.S.
The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live
Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.
Partisans are divided over the fairness of the U.S. economy – and why people are rich or poor
Around six-in-ten U.S. adults say the nation’s economic system unfairly favors powerful interests, though partisans are divided. Partisan differences extend to beliefs about why people are rich or poor.
The American middle class is stable in size, but losing ground financially to upper-income families
While the size of the U.S. middle class remained relatively stable between 2002 and 2016, financial gains for middle-income Americans were modest compared with those of higher-income households.
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