During the pandemic, teen summer employment hit its lowest point since the Great Recession
Fewer than a third (30.8%) of U.S. teens had a paying job last summer. In 2019, 35.8% of teens worked over the summer.
A rising share of working parents in the U.S. say it’s been difficult to handle child care during the pandemic
52% of employed parents with children younger than 12 say it has been difficult to handle child care responsibilities during the pandemic.
Prior to COVID-19, child poverty rates had reached record lows in U.S.
In 2019, the share of American children living in poverty was on a downward trajectory, reaching record lows across racial and ethnic groups.
Hispanic teens enjoy religious activities with parents, but fewer view religion as ‘very important’
U.S. Hispanic teens are more likely than U.S. teens overall to identify as Catholic and say it’s necessary to believe in God to be moral.
59% of U.S. parents with lower incomes say their child may face digital obstacles in schoolwork
38% of parents with children whose K-12 schools closed in the spring said that their child was likely to face digital obstacles in schoolwork.
10 key findings about the religious lives of U.S. teens and their parents
While teens in the United States take after their parents religiously in many ways, they stand out in some others.
U.S. Teens Take After Their Parents Religiously, Attend Services Together and Enjoy Family Rituals
American adolescents often participate at parents’ behest, and tend to be less religious in more personal, private ways.
Parenting Children in the Age of Screens
Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason.
Experts Predict More Digital Innovation by 2030 Aimed at Enhancing Democracy
A majority of experts canvassed say significant reforms aimed at correcting problems in democratic institutions and representation will take place. But they are divided about whether this will lead to positive outcomes for the public.
Lower-income parents most concerned about their children falling behind amid COVID-19 school closures
64% of parents with children in elementary, middle or high school express at least some concern about their children falling behind.
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