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.
As a shop that studies human behavior through surveys and other social scientific techniques, we have a good line of sight into the contradictory nature of human preferences. Here's a look at how we categorize our survey participants in ways that enhance our understanding of how people think and behave.
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The number of Americans ages 100 and older is projected to more than quadruple over the next three decades.
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Roughly one-in-five Americans ages 65 and older were employed in 2023 – nearly double the share of those who were working 35 years ago.
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YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram remain the most widely used online platforms among U.S. teens. And teens are less likely to be using Facebook and Twitter (recently renamed X) than they were a decade ago.
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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