On key economic outcomes, single adults at prime working age increasingly lag behind those who are married or cohabiting
Earnings overall have held steady through the pandemic in part because lower-wage workers experienced steeper job losses.
More Americans now say they prefer a community with big houses, even if local amenities are farther away
Six-in-ten U.S. adults say they would prefer to live in a community with larger homes with greater distances to retail stores and schools.
Renters headed 36% of U.S. households in 2019. Young people, racial and ethnic minorities, and those with lower incomes are more likely to rent.
A growing share of U.S. adults say it’s a bad thing for the country that some people have personal fortunes of a billion dollars or more.
17% of the global population could be considered middle income in 2020. Most people were either low income (51%) or poor (10%).
The shares of Americans in each income tier who have home broadband or a smartphone have not significantly changed from 2019 to 2021.
Some 15% of all home broadband users in the U.S. say they have had trouble paying for their high-speed internet service during the pandemic.
In 2020, women earned 84% of what men earned, our analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers found.
Putting minimum wage policy in the hands of lawmakers is one of several ways in which the U.S. approach stands apart from other countries.