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.
Though Biden is 80 years old, most global leaders are in their 50s and 60s, and the median age of current national leaders is 62.
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Focus groups with young adults in France, Germany and the United Kingdom revealed that these young people see the U.S. as the “world’s policeman” with a self-interested history of interventionism, while China is labeled the “world’s factory,” respected for its economic dominance but criticized for its expansionism and human rights violations.
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Though younger people tend to be more internationally oriented than older adults, they differ from one another over how they want their country to engage with the world. To better understand these perspectives, we conducted 16 focus groups with young adults in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Here’s a look at what surveys by Pew Research Center and other organizations have found about Americans’ mental health during the pandemic.
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The median age of voting House lawmakers is 57.9 years, while the new Senate’s median age is 65.3 years.
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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.
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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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