Behind the Badge
Majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile encounters between black citizens and police have made their jobs riskier and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties.
In a Recovering Market, Homeownership Rates Are Down Sharply for Blacks, Young Adults
Homeownership in America stands at its lowest level in at least 20 years. The decline has been more pronounced among households headed by young adults, blacks and those in the lower income tier.
Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women
Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.
The State of American Jobs
How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead.
The Racial Confidence Gap in Police Performance
Blacks and whites in the U.S. disagree over police performance and differ on the causes of fatal encounters between blacks and police.
Social Media Conversations About Race
How social media users see, share and discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter
On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart
There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.
For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18- to 34-Year-Olds
For the first time since 1880, Americans ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living with their parent(s) than in a household shared with a spouse or partner.
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
America’s Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas
The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee.