PublicationsMay 19, 2016

Americans’ views of women as political leaders differ by gender

For the most part, Americans – including similar shares of men (74%) and women (76%) – said in a 2014 Pew Research Center survey that women and men make equally good political leaders

PublicationsNovember 18, 2015

5 facts about family caregivers

As American society gets grayer, families are taking the lead role in providing care for aging adults.

PublicationsJune 11, 2015

American Indian and white, but not ‘multiracial’

ReportsApril 14, 2015

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap

ReportsJanuary 26, 2015

Despite progress, U.S. still lags many nations in women leaders

Blog PostsJuly 16, 2014

How North Dakota’s ‘man rush’ compares with past population booms

The vast amounts of oil extracted from Bakken shale in recent years, much of it in North Dakota, has helped the United States become the world’s top oil producer. The state has added about 100,000 workers since 2009, and the unemployment rate (2.6%) is well below the national average.

PublicationsJuly 15, 2014

The demographics and politics of gun-owning households

Americans with young children in their home are just as likely as other adults to have a gun in their household, according to newly released survey data from the Pew Research Center.

PublicationsJune 26, 2014

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

The distinction of being the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States has alternated between Asians and Hispanics in recent decades. Since 2010, though, Asians have had the edge.

PublicationsJune 26, 2014

Falloff in births slows shift to a majority-minority youth population

The sharp decline in U.S. births after the onset of the Great Recession—especially among Hispanics—has slowed the nation’s transition to a majority-minority youth population, according to new Census Bureau data released today.

ReportJune 13, 2014

1-in-4 Native Americans and Alaska Natives are living in poverty