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.
More Americans ages 65 and older are employed than at any time since at least 2000, and they're spending more time on the job.
After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children.
Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? How do media habits differ across these three generations?
At least one-in-five people in Japan, Germany and Italy are already aged 65 or older, and most other European countries are close behind.
America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age range.
Many seniors face hurdles to adopting new technologies, but once they join the online world, digital technology often becomes an integral part of their daily lives.
Concern about aging is highest in East Asia and Europe, where populations are aging the fastest. Americans are less concerned.
In these summaries, religious leaders, scholars and ethicists from 16 major American religious groups explain how their faith traditions’ teachings address physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and other end-of-life questions.