Pew Research CenterJanuary 12, 2010

Blacks Upbeat about Black Progress, Prospects

Assessments about the state of black progress in America have improved more dramatically among blacks during the past two years than at any time in the past quarter century.

Pew Research CenterDecember 4, 2009

Mobility

Pew Research CenterOctober 29, 2009

College Enrollment Hits All-Time High, Fueled by Community College Surge

The share of 18- to 24-year-olds attending college in the United States hit an all-time high in October 2008, driven by a recession-era surge in enrollments at community colleges.

Pew Research CenterOctober 23, 2009

Gender

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Pew Research CenterOctober 15, 2009

Marriages and Divorce: A 50-State Tour

The proportion of Americans who are currently married has been diminishing for decades and is lower than it has been in at least half a century.

Pew Research CenterOctober 15, 2009

The States of Marriage and Divorce

The proportion of Americans who are currently married has been diminishing for decades and is lower than it has been in at least half a century.

Pew Research CenterOctober 1, 2009

The Harried Life of the Working Mother

Women now make up almost half of the U.S. labor force, up from 38% in 1970. The public approves of this trend, but the change has come with a cost for many women — particularly working mothers of young children, who feel the tug of family responsibility much more acutely than do working fathers.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 24, 2009

Black-White Conflict Isn’t Society’s Largest

It may surprise anyone who has been following the charges of racism that have flared up during the debate over President Obama’s health care proposals, but the American public doesn’t see race as the source of the strongest social conflict in the country today.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 17, 2009

Take this Job and Love It

Self-employed adults are significantly more satisfied with their jobs than other workers. They’re also more likely to work because they want to and not because they need a paycheck.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 3, 2009

Recession Turns a Graying Office Grayer

The American work force is graying — and not just because the American population itself is graying. Older adults are staying in the labor force longer, and younger adults are staying out of it longer.