Mar. 7, 2014

Millennials in Adulthood

Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.

Aug. 22, 2013

King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal; Many Americans See Racial Disparities

Five decades after Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., a new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that fewer than half (45%) of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress toward racial equality and about the same share (49%) say that “a lot more” remains to be done.

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Aug. 22, 2013

50 Years After the March on Washington, Many Racial Divides Remain

Key findings from the report, “King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal; Many Americans See Racial Disparities”

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Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience

Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.

Jun. 13, 2013

Personal Milestones in the Coming Out Experience

The Pew Research Center’s survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults asked respondents about three key points in their coming out journey.

Jun. 13, 2013

A Survey of LGBT Americans

An overwhelming share of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults (92%) say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade and an equal number expect it to grow even more accepting in the decade ahead. They attribute the changes to a variety of factors, from people knowing and interacting with someone […]

May. 7, 2013

Gun Violence in America

Trends in firearm crime and homicides from 1993 to the present.

May. 7, 2013

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware

National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Beneath the long-term trend, though, are big differences by decade: Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000.

May. 7, 2013

Gun Homicide and Violent Crime

National rates of gun homicide, non-fatal gun crime and all non-fatal violent crimes have fallen since the mid-1990s. Explore the trends by age, race and gender below.

Feb. 13, 2013

Love and Marriage

This posting explores statistics about marriage rates, median age at first marriage and attitudes about marriage. Although the marriage rate is at a record low, most never-married Americans say they would like to marry. “Love” is cited more than other factors as a reason to get married, according to a Pew Research Center survey.