Among 41 countries, only U.S. lacks paid parental leave
Despite parents' shifting responsibilities, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
19 striking findings from 2019
Every year, we publish hundreds of reports, blog posts, digital essays and other studies. Here are some of our most noteworthy findings from the past year.
Veteran households in U.S. are economically better off than those of non-veterans
U.S. military veterans and their families have consistently had higher standards of living than non-veterans over the past 40 years.
In a rising number of U.S. counties, Hispanic and black Americans are the majority
In a growing number of U.S. counties, a majority of residents are Hispanic or black, reflecting the nation's changing demographics.
Who is Hispanic?
Who is considered Hispanic in the U.S.? The most common approach to answering these questions is straightforward: Anyone who says they are. And nobody who says they aren’t.
Democrats far more likely than Republicans to see discrimination against blacks, not whites
Americans continue to see widespread discrimination against groups in the U.S., including Muslims, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, women, Jews and blacks.
Share of young adults not working or in school is at a 30-year low in U.S.
The 30-year low reflects in part tight labor markets and falling unemployment, but also higher shares of young women at work or in school.
Most Americans say it’s OK for professional athletes to speak out publicly about politics
Racial and ethnic minorities are more likely than white Americans to say it’s acceptable for professional athletes to publicly address political issues.
Majority of Americans Say Parents Are Doing Too Much for Their Young Adult Children
Financial independence is one of the many markers used to designate the crossover from childhood into young adulthood, and it’s a milestone most Americans (64%) think young adults should reach by the time they are 22 years old, according to a new Pew Research Center study. But that’s not the reality for most young adults who’ve reached this age.
Most U.S. adults intend to participate in 2020 census, but some demographic groups aren’t sure
Americans overwhelmingly are aware of the upcoming 2020 census, and more than eight-in-ten say they definitely or probably will participate.
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