Religion in public schools has long been a controversial issue. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1962 that teachers and administrators cannot lead prayers in public schools, and a decision in 2000 barred school districts from sponsoring student-led prayers at football games. At the same time, the court has held that students retain a First […]
Most cellphone-using teens say their phone is a way to pass time. Similarly large shares use their phone to connect with others or learn new things.
Compared with 10 years ago, American teens are devoting more of their time in the summer to educational activities and less time to leisure.
The U.S. teen birth rate is at a record low, dropping below 18 births per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 to 19 in 2018. What’s behind the recent trends?
Depression is rising among American teenagers, and teen girls are particularly likely to have had recent depressive episodes.
The share of U.S. teens working during the summer has tumbled since 2000: Only about a third of teens had a job last summer.
A majority of parents are concerned about the experiences their teen might encounter online. Parents take various actions to monitor and police their teen’s online behavior.
Seven-in-ten U.S. teens say anxiety and depression are major problems among their peers. Yet anxiety and depression aren't the only concerns for teens.
Whether they personally experience these conditions, seven-in-ten teens today see mental health issues as major problems among people their age in their communities.
Teens are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago, but gender differences remain in time spent on leisure, grooming, homework, housework and errands.