Nearly six-in-ten rural Americans have a gun in their household, compared with smaller shares of suburban and urban gun owners.
Americans’ views toward those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) have changed substantially in recent years.
A half-century after the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the United States, 18% of all cohabiting adults have a partner of a different race or ethnicity – similar to the share of U.S. newlyweds who have a spouse of a different race or ethnicity (17%).
One-in-seven U.S. infants were multiracial or multiethnic in 2015, nearly triple the share in 1980.
The share of registered voters who cited a "dislike of the candidates or campaign issues" as their main reason for not voting reached a new high of 25%.
One-in-six newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, representing a more than fivefold increase from 3% in 1967.
At this year’s annual meeting of the Population Association of America, the nation’s largest demography conference, researchers explored some long-studied topics from new perspectives.
Some trends in presidential elections either reversed or stalled: White turnout increased and the nonwhite share of the U.S. electorate remained flat from 2012.
Take a look at 10 recent findings on demographic trends, ranging from global refugee and migrant flows to changes to family life and living arrangements.
Federal officials are considering major changes in how they ask Americans about their race and ethnicity.