The following reports represent the collaborative work of the staff of the Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends project. The staff currently consists of: Paul Taylor, Kim Parker, Rakesh Kochhar, Mark Lopez, Jeffrey Passel, Richard Fry, Rich Morin, D’Vera Cohn, Gretchen Livingston, Wendy Wang, Daniel Dockterman, Gabriel Velasco and Mary Seaborn.
Interactive: The Changing American Family
Interactive charts that show trends related to marriage, children and household composition from 1960 thru 2008.
SPSS data set of survey on Aging conducted February- March 2009.
Media, Race and Obama’s First Year
As a group, African Americans attracted relatively little attention in the U.S. mainstream news media during the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency — and what coverage there was tended to focus more on specific episodes than on examining how broader issues and trends affected the lives of blacks generally.
Interactive: How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America
Interactive graphic that charts the impact of the “Great Recession” on Americans. Polling data with breakdowns by age, education, race, gender and political affiliation.
How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America
Of the 13 recessions that the American public has endured since the Great Depression of 1929-33, none has presented a more punishing combination of length, breadth and depth than this one.
The Typical Modern Mother: There Isn’t One
Today’s mothers of newborns are more likely than their counterparts two decades earlier to be ages 35 and older, to have some college education, to be unmarried or to be nonwhite — but not all at once.