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.
Students who are gay, lesbian or bisexual, as well as girls, were especially likely to say their mental health has suffered in the past year.
As people are living longer and many young adults struggle to gain financial independence, 23% of U.S. adults are in the “sandwich generation.”
The gender wage gap is narrower among younger workers nationally, and the gap varies across geographical areas.
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About seven-in-ten say young adults today have a harder time when it comes to saving for the future, paying for college and buying a home.
Adoption of key technologies by those in the oldest age group has grown markedly since about a decade ago.
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Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.
Nearly six-in-ten U.S. adults (59%) see a great deal of difference between the two major political parties, up from 55% just two years ago.
Among those ages 18 to 29, friends and community often rank in the top three sources of meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.
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