What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities
Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.
The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents
One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried, up from 7% in 1968. A growing share of unmarried parents are cohabiting partners.
Sexual Harassment at Work in the Era of #MeToo
Many Americans see new difficulties for men in workplace interactions and little effect on women’s career opportunities amid the increased focus on sexual harassment and assault.
They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago
The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who have ever given birth was higher in 2016 than it had been 10 years earlier.
Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity
Women in STEM jobs are more likely than their male counterparts to have experienced discrimination in the workplace and to believe that discrimination is a major reason there are not more women in STEM.
On Gender Differences, No Consensus on Nature vs. Nurture
Most Americans see fundamental differences between men and women in their traits and characteristics and in the pressures they face from society.
Wide Partisan Gaps in U.S. Over How Far the Country Has Come on Gender Equality
Most Democrats are dissatisfied with the nation’s progress on gender equality, while more than half of Republicans say it has been about right.
America’s Complex Relationship With Guns
Americans have broad exposure to guns, whether they personally own one or not. About seven-in-ten say they have fired a gun at some point and 42% currently live in a gun-owning household.
Intermarriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia
In 2015, 17% of all U.S. newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, marking more than a fivefold increase since 1967, when the landmark Supreme Court case legalized interracial marriage.
Americans Widely Support Paid Family and Medical Leave, but Differ Over Specific Policies
Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. Experiences with leave vary by income and gender.