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.
Data and methodology
This is the data and methodology behind the data essay, “An early look at the 2020 electorate.” Estimates for 2000-2016 are from Census Bureau microdata provided through IPUMS-USA. In 2000, the decennial census 5% sample was used. In all other years (2008, 2012 and 2016), the 1-year American Community Survey sample was used. Projections for […]
Generation Z Looks a Lot Like Millennials on Key Social and Political Issues
As Gen Z moves toward adulthood, their views mirror those of Millennials on a range of issues, from Trump’s presidency to the role of government to racial equality. Among Republicans, Gen Z stands out on some key issues.
Gender and Jobs in Online Image Searches
Men are overrepresented in online image search results for popular jobs. Women appear lower on the page than men in many of these searches.
Early Benchmarks Show ‘Post-Millennials’ on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet
Today’s 6- to 21-year-olds are already America’s most racially and ethnically diverse generation – and more of them are heading to college than previous generations.
Women and Leadership 2018
A majority of Americans would like to see more women in top leadership positions in business and politics, but many are skeptical there will ever be gender parity in these areas. Views about the state of female leadership vary by party and gender.
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.
Income Inequality in the U.S. Is Rising Most Rapidly Among Asians
The gap in the standard of living between Asians near the top and the bottom of the income ladder nearly doubled from 1970 to
2016. Amid rising inequality overall, Asians displaced blacks as the most economically divided major U.S. racial or ethnic group.
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.