The shares of American 9- and 13-year-olds who say they read for fun on an almost daily basis have dropped from nearly a decade ago.
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.
52% of employed parents with children younger than 12 say it has been difficult to handle child care responsibilities during the pandemic.
In 2019, the share of American children living in poverty was on a downward trajectory, reaching record lows across racial and ethnic groups.
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.
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.
While teens in the United States take after their parents religiously in many ways, they stand out in some others.
American adolescents often participate at parents’ behest, and tend to be less religious in more personal, private ways.
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.
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.