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.
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.
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.
Parenting in America
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being. Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.