Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have ever used a dating site or app, but this varies significantly by age and sexual orientation.
Monica Anderson, associate director of internet and technology research, speaks about our latest report on the world of online dating.
A majority of online daters say their overall experience was positive, but many users – particularly younger women – report being harassed or sent explicit messages on these platforms.
Most Americans are at least somewhat happy with their lives, but some have grappled with issues like loneliness and work-life balance.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Among the changes: Smartphones and social media became the norm, church attendance fell, and same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana gained support.
Despite parents' shifting responsibilities, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so.
Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.