U.S. women near milestone in the college-educated labor force
This year will likely be the first year in which women are a majority of the U.S. college-educated labor force.
Most Americans say the legacy of slavery still affects black people in the U.S. today
Black adults are particularly likely to say slavery continues to have an impact: More than eight-in-ten say this is the case.
World’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century
For the first time in modern history, the world’s population is expected to virtually stop growing by the end of this century.
Recently arrived U.S. immigrants, growing in number, differ from long-term residents
Recently arrived immigrants have markedly different education, income and other characteristics from those who have been in the U.S. for longer.
Digital gap between rural and nonrural America persists
Rural Americans have made large gains in adopting digital technology over the past decade, but they generally remain less likely than urban or suburban adults to have home broadband or own a smartphone.
Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms
Midterm voter turnout reached a modern high in 2018, and Generation Z, Millennials and Generation X accounted for a narrow majority of those voters
Key facts about Asian origin groups in the U.S.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in America.
Is U.S. fertility at an all-time low? Two of three measures point to yes
A key U.S. fertility rate has reached a record low for the fourth year in a row. But is it really a record low? The short answer: It’s complicated.
From police to parole, black and white Americans differ widely in their views of criminal justice system
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.
When should a woman have children if she’s thinking about running for office?
Roughly half of Americans say it’s better for a woman who wants to reach high political office to have children before entering politics. Views are different when it comes to leadership positions in the business world.
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