Short Read | Feb 4, 2016
What Americans say it takes to be middle class

The vast majority of American adults agree that a secure job and the ability to save money for the future are essential. But one thing is now less likely to be seen as a requirement: a college education.

Short Read | Jan 18, 2016
5 facts about race in America

The latest data on the state of race relations in the U.S. and how much progress has been made -- or not -- in achieving racial equality.

Short Read | Dec 31, 2015
Your favorite Fact Tank data in 2015

From Millennials in the workforce to religion in America, our most popular posts told important stories about trends shaping our world.

Short Read | Dec 14, 2015
America’s middle class is shrinking. So who’s leaving it?

in terms of income status, the past four decades have been very good to people working in financial and natural-resources industries or as executives and managers, but not so good for sales workers or people in blue-collar manufacturing jobs.

Report | Dec 9, 2015
The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground

After more than four decades of serving as the nation's economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.

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