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.
In this issue of Trend we step back to explore public attitudes about science and how science can inform policy.
A majority of U.S. parents are keeping a watchful eye on what their teens do on social media; some are also imposing screen time restrictions.
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Nearly half of U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, with physical appearance being seen as a relatively common reason why. Older teen girls are especially likely to report being targeted by online abuse overall and because of their appearance.
Evangelical Protestant adults under 40 are more likely than older evangelicals to say climate change is an extremely or very serious problem.
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The share of young employees who have been with their employer three years or more has remained relatively steady over time.
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Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms.
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The number of males has exceeded the number of females since the mid-1960s. But by 2050, the worldwide sex ratio is expected to even out.
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36% of Americans say that more young adults living with their parents is bad for society, while 16% say it is good for society.
A median of 70% of adults across 19 countries say children in their country will be worse off than their parents financially when they grow up.
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