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.
The median age for all U.S. presidents on the day of their first inauguration is 55 years old.
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One-in-six Americans ages 50 and older (17%) say they have ever used a dating site or app.
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When asked about the ideal age of a president, around half of Americans (49%) say they prefer someone in their 50s.
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As of 2021, 25% of 40-year-olds in the United States had never been married, a significant increase from 20% in 2010.
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Young workers express general contentment with many aspects of work; personal connections like relationships with co-workers stand out.
Today's 21-year-olds are less likely than their predecessors in 1980 to have reached five key milestones, including having a full-time job.
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When we have the data to study groups of similarly aged people over time, we won’t always default to using the standard generational definitions and labels, like Gen Z, Millennials or Baby Boomers.
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It can be useful to talk about generations, but generational categories are not scientifically defined and labels can lead to stereotypes and oversimplification.
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