From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center's most memorable findings of the year.
A snapshot of the U.S. in 2065 would show a nation that has 117 million more people than today, with no racial or ethnic majority group taking the place of today’s white majority.
There were a record 41.3 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, making up 13.1% of the nation’s population, a fourfold increase since 1960. These interactive charts explore immigration population trends, from origin to length of time in the U.S., to age and language use.
The nation’s foreign-born population has swelled from 10 million in 1965 to a record 45 million in 2015. By 2065, the U.S. will have a projected 78 million immigrants.
Over the course of history, many scientists and activists have raised alarm about population numbers that only increase every year.
It could be a half-century (or longer) before Hispanics become a majority there, according to scaled-back state population projections.
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.
India is projected to have 310 million Muslims (11% of the global total), making it the country with the largest population of Muslims in the world.
The number of Christians in Europe is forecast to drop by about 100 million by 2050, while the share of Muslims and smaller religious minorities will increase.
If current demographic trends hold, by 2050, Muslims are projected to be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.