Lower fertility rates and aging populations have become worldwide concerns, but the G7 nations have stood out for their lower birth rates and graying populations.
Alone time for older Americans amounts to about seven hours a day. Time spent alone rises to over 10 hours a day among those living on their own.
Younger U.S. adults were better than their elders at differentiating between factual and opinion statements in a survey conducted in early 2018.
In 46 countries around the world, adults under age 40 are less likely to say religion is very important in their lives than are older adults.
Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.
Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.
The generation gap in American politics is dividing two younger age groups, Millennials and Generation X, from the two older groups, Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation.
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.
When we asked people if they regularly got news about the 2016 presidential election through either the print or online version of four specific U.S. newspapers, three of these papers – The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal – attracted more adults younger than 50 than 50 and older as regular readers.