Attitudes, Experiences and Values in Changing Times
An overwhelming share of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade and just as many expect it to grow even more accepting in the decade ahead, according to a new nationally representative survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults. At the same time, however, about half say there is a lot of discrimination against LGBT adults and just 19% say there is a lot of acceptance of them today.
A record 40% of households with children include mothers who are either the sole or primary provider for the family. The public is conflicted about the gains women have made in the workplace–most recognize the clear economic benefits to families, but many voice concerns about the impact on children or even marriage.
Since 2000, the middle class has shrunk in size, fallen backward in income and wealth, and shed some—but by no means all—of its characteristic faith in the future.
- More Americans Worry about Financing Retirement
- A Recovery No Better than the Recession
- A Third of Americans Now Say They Are in the Lower Classes
- Public Says a Secure Job Is the Ticket to the Middle Class
- Yes, The Rich are Different
- The Lost Decade of the Middle Class
The Millennial Generation—American teens and twentysomethings—is confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change. The Pew Research Center examines America’s newest generation in a yearlong series of original reports.
- The Millennials: Confident, Connected, Open to Change
- Quiz: How Millennial Are You?
- Infographic: Demographic Portrait of Five Generations
The transformative trends of the past 50 years that have led to a sharp decline in marriage and a rise of new family forms have been shaped by attitudes and behaviors that differ by class, age and race. Using survey and Census data the Pew Research Center examines the major changes in marriage and family life.
- Marriage Rate Declines and Marriage Age Rises
- For Millennials, Parenthood Trumps Marriage
- Interactive: The Changing American Family
America’s post-9/11 wars mark the longest period of sustained combat in the nation’s history – and never before has America waged war with so small a share of its population carrying the fight. Using Pew Research Center surveys of veterans and the general public, this series examines the rewards and burdens of military service and explores the gaps in understanding between those have who served in the armed forces and those who have not.
- The Military-Civilian Gap: Fewer Family Connections
- For Many Injured Veterans, A Lifetime of Consequences
- War and Sacrifice in the Post-9/11 Era
Date & Time (EST) 6/19/2013 11:38:30
- Current U.S. Population 316,198,980
- Today: Births 5,239
- Deaths 2,994
- Net Immigration 952
The finding that made headlines from this week’s Census Bureau release of new national and state population estimates—that there are now more deaths than births among non-Hispanic whites—is a vivid illustration of the rapid long-term growth in the number of older Americans. Read more at FactTank.