Societal changes drive public policy.  These shifts include an aging population; the growth of high tech and service sector jobs; evolving views on race, ethnicity, and immigration; and changes in family structure.  Pew studies these attitudes and trends and their impact through the use of original public opinion survey research, along with social, economic, and demographic data analysis.  Pew’s work includes a major study of the millennial generation and the distinct path it is forging toward adulthood, with fewer ties to traditional religious and political institutions and more use of social media to build personal networks.

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  • Acknowledgments

    • April 4, 2018

    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/socialtrends. Kim Parker, Director, Social Trends Research Juliana Horowitz, Associate Director, Research                 Nikki Graf, Research Associate Ruth Igielnik, Research Associate Anna Brown, Research Analyst Anthony Cilluffo, Research Assistant Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Molly […] Read More

  • Methodology

    • April 4, 2018

    The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by the Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults recruited from landline and cell phone random digit dial surveys. Panelists participate via monthly self-administered Web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. The […] Read More

  • Sexual Harassment at Work in the Era of #MeToo

    • April 4, 2018

    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. Read More

  • Comparing Millennials to Other Generations

    • March 16, 2018

    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. Read More

  • Acknowledgments

    • January 18, 2018

    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/socialtrends. Kim Parker, Director, Social Trends Research Juliana Horowitz, Associate Director, Research Anna Brown, Research Analyst Anthony Cilluffo, Research Assistant Nikki Graf, Research Associate Gretchen Livingston, Senior Researcher Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Molly […] Read More

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