Two Recessions, Two Recoveries
Examine the trajectories of the two biggest recessions and recoveries in modern U.S. history, comparing them side-by-side.
The Growing Partisan Divide in Views of Higher Education
Americans see value in higher education whether they graduated from college or not. Even so, there is an undercurrent of dissatisfaction – even suspicion – among the public about the role colleges play in society.
Millennial life: How young adulthood today compares with prior generations
Generally better educated and more racially and ethnically diverse, Millennials have also been slower to marry and form their own households than previous generations of young adults.
An early look at the 2020 electorate
The 2020 U.S. presidential election is rapidly coming into view – and so is the electorate that will determine its outcome.
Are you in the American middle class?
Our new calculator allows you to see which group you fit in, first compared with all American adults, and then compared with other adults similar to you in education, age, race or ethnicity, and marital status.
Strong Men, Caring Women: How Americans describe what society values (and doesn’t) in each gender
What traits does society value most in men and in women? What traits does society say men and women should not have? Scroll through this data essay to find out.
Incomes of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians in the U.S., 1970 and 2016
The charts below show the distributions of white, black, Hispanic and Asian adults in the U.S. by their incomes in 1970 and 2016.
America is changing demographically. Here’s how your county compares
See how your county compares with others in the U.S.
Comparing Millennials to Other Generations
Our interactive graphic compares the generations today and in the years that each generation was young (ages 18 to 33) to demonstrate this sea change in the activities and experiences of young adults that has occurred over the past 50 years.
How do your views on gender compare with those of other Americans?
Take our quiz to find out how your views on gender and gender equality stack up against those of the American public.