Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
The world was home to nearly half a million people ages 100 and older in 2015, more than four times as many as in 1990. And this growth is expected to accelerate.
We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.
In an era of head-snapping racial, social, cultural, economic, religious, gender, generational and technological change, Americans have been sorting themselves into think-alike communities that reflect not only their politics but their demographics.
From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center's most memorable findings of the year.
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.
Their population dropped devastatingly fast after their first contact with Western foreigners in 1778, but their numbers are returning to "pre-contact" levels.
Meanwhile, foreign-born shares among whites and blacks are expected to rise, according to new Census Bureau projections.
A new Census release of five estimates of the national population illustrates the intricacies and challenges of evaluating the soon-to-be-released 2010 Census count.
If current trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050, from 296 million in 2005, and 82% of the increase will be due to immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born descendants, according to new projections developed by the Pew Research Center.