Mar 7, 2014

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Millennials in Adulthood

Millennials are forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Compared with older generations, they are less tied to traditional political and religious institutions and more inclined to build their own personal networks through social media. Hard-hit by the recession, they are economically stressed. Yet they remain optimistic about the future. They are racially diverse, liberal on many social issues and to this point solidly Democratic at the ballot box.

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LGBT 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.

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Marriage and Family

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.

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The Millennial Generation

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.

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All Things Census: Methods, Findings & Resources
  • Current
    Date & Time (EST)
    4/20/2014 17:36:05
  • Current U.S. Population 318,227,707
  • Today: Births 7,921
  • Deaths 4,526
  • Net Immigration 1,440
Apr 8, 2014

A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers Reverses a Long Trend

A rising share of mothers (29% in 2012) do not work outside the home, a trend that reverses decades of decline in stay-at-home motherhood, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. The turnaround appears to be driven by a mix of demographic, economic and societal factors. Read more

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Family and Relationships

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Social Values

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Socioeconomic Class

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Population Trends

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Immigration

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