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  • The Whys and Hows of Generations Research

    • September 3, 2015

    At the center of the Pew Research Center’s mission is a commitment to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in attitudes between demographic and political groups. Read More

  • Most Millennials Resist the ‘Millennial’ Label

    • September 3, 2015

    Just 40% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 identify with the term “Millennial.” Generational identity is strongest for Boomers, with 79% of those 51 to 69 seeing themselves as part of the “Baby Boom generation.” Read More

  • 8 facts about American workers

    • September 3, 2015

    Although the U.S. economy is recovering and appears to be on stable ground compared with other parts of the world, there’s still a lot of debate over how to best secure the future for American workers. Read More

  • Who are ‘cultural Catholics’?

    • September 3, 2015

    The share of Americans whose primary religious affiliation is Catholic has fallen somewhat in recent years, and now stands at about one-in-five. But an additional one-in-ten American adults (9%) consider themselves Catholic or partially Catholic in other ways, even though they do not self-identify as Catholic on the basis of religion. Read More

  • How Asia-Pacific Publics See Each Other and Their Leaders

    • September 2, 2015

    Despite historical and territorial frictions, people in Asia-Pacific countries tend to view their neighbors in a positive light. But they express limited confidence in the region’s most prominent national leaders. Read More