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REPORT | OCT 5, 2021
Rising Share of U.S. Adults Are Living Without a Spouse or Partner
On key economic outcomes, single adults at prime working age increasingly lag behind those who are married or cohabiting.
SHORT READ | SEP 7, 2021
Despite the pandemic, wage growth held firm for most U.S. workers, with little effect on inequality
Earnings overall have held steady through the pandemic in part because lower-wage workers experienced steeper job losses.
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SHORT READ | SEP 3, 2021
Majorities of Americans say unions have a positive effect on U.S. and that decline in union membership is bad
A narrow majority of Americans continue to say labor unions have a positive effect on the way things are going in the United States.
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SHORT READ | OCT 12, 2021
U.S. household growth over last decade was the lowest ever recorded
The 2020 census counted 126.8 million occupied households, representing 9% growth over the 116.7 million households counted in the 2010 census.
SHORT READ | OCT 11, 2021
Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where your job is
Columbus Day seems to be fading as a widely observed holiday, having come under fire in recent decades from Native American advocates and others.
REPORT | OCT 5, 2021
Rising Share of U.S. Adults Are Living Without a Spouse or Partner
On key economic outcomes, single adults at prime working age increasingly lag behind those who are married or cohabiting
REPORT | SEP 23, 2021
Biden Loses Ground With the Public on Issues, Personal Traits and Job Approval
Americans show more support than opposition for two infrastructure bills; majorities favor raising taxes on large businesses and high-income households.
SHORT READ | SEP 7, 2021
Despite the pandemic, wage growth held firm for most U.S. workers, with little effect on inequality
Earnings overall have held steady through the pandemic in part because lower-wage workers experienced steeper job losses.
SHORT READ | SEP 3, 2021
Majorities of Americans say unions have a positive effect on U.S. and that decline in union membership is bad
A narrow majority of Americans continue to say labor unions have a positive effect on the way things are going in the United States.
REPORT | SEP 1, 2021
The Internet and the Pandemic
Nine-in-ten Americans say the internet has been essential or important to them, many made video calls and 40% used technology in new ways. But while tech was a lifeline for some, others faced struggles.
SHORT READ | AUG 31, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic saw an increase in the share of U.S. mothers who would prefer not to work for pay
The share of mothers who said it would be best for them to work full time dropped from 51% to 44% between 2019 and 2020.
SHORT READ | AUG 26, 2021
More Americans now say they prefer a community with big houses, even if local amenities are farther away
Six-in-ten U.S. adults say they would prefer to live in a community with larger homes with greater distances to retail stores and schools.
SHORT READ | AUG 20, 2021
Republicans increasingly critical of several major U.S. institutions, including big corporations and banks
Republicans are critical of how major institutions, from large corporations and tech companies to universities and K-12 public schools, are affecting the U.S.
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