PublicationsOctober 23, 2019

Majority of Americans Say Parents Are Doing Too Much for Their Young Adult Children

Financial independence is one of the many markers used to designate the crossover from childhood into young adulthood, and it’s a milestone most Americans (64%) think young adults should reach by the time they are 22 years old, according to a new Pew Research Center study. But that’s not the reality for most young adults who’ve reached this age.

PublicationsSeptember 10, 2019

The American Veteran Experience and the Post-9/11 Generation

What it means to be a military veteran in the United States is being shaped by a new generation of service members. About one-in-five veterans today served on active duty after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Their collective experiences – from deployment to combat to the transition back to civilian life – are markedly different from those who served in previous eras.

PublicationsFebruary 20, 2019

Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers

Whether they personally experience these conditions, seven-in-ten teens today see mental health issues as major problems among people their age in their communities.

InteractivesFebruary 14, 2019

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.

InteractivesFebruary 14, 2019

Millennial life: How young adulthood today compares with prior generations

Now that the youngest Millennials are adults, how do they compare with those who were their age in the generations that came before them?

ReportsJanuary 17, 2019

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.

PublicationsNovember 15, 2018

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.

InteractivesMarch 16, 2018

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.

ReportJune 27, 2016

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.

InteractivesJune 24, 2016

How blacks and whites view the state of race in America

Explore how the opinions of blacks and whites vary by age, education, gender and party identification in key questions from our report.