The Roman Catholic Church signaled a more accepting stance toward gay people in a report bishops released during the Vatican’s synod on the family this week, a position already embraced by a majority of American Catholics, particularly younger adults.
“In 32 of the 44 countries we surveyed, men are significantly more likely than women to say gender is very important to getting ahead. The gender gap on this issue tends to be larger in the emerging and developing economies surveyed.”—Global economics - what does the world think?
Summer internship 2015- I'm a graduate student in sociology in my second year. Are there any internship positions opening for summer 2015? What are the criterion for applying and what is the procedure?
We don’t have any internships currently posted, but typically in the summer we do offer several internships in different areas. We’ll post those listings in early 2015 — keep checking back here.
How will massive advances in high-speed connectivity transform the economy, health, education, the government and everyday life? And what are the potential pitfalls and opportunities for the killer apps of the future?
The Pew Research Center and the Internet Innovation Alliance are hosting an event on Thursday morning (10 a.m. – noon) to showcase new findings from a canvassing of experts about the coming “gigabit age” and the “killer apps” that are likely to emerge. Come! Be sure to RSVP here.
“About six-in-ten Americans say it is important for members of Congress to have strong religious beliefs (59%), a figure that has not changed significantly since the most recent midterm campaign in 2010.”—Religion and politics in America: get the facts from our latest study here.
Despite the fact that young Americans just aren’t getting married like they used to, there are some spots in the country that are hearing more wedding bells than others.
Discussions of the study’s sexist premise aside — and there are tons of valid points to that discussion — pewresearch has found the best cities in the country for single women who are looking to marry a man with a job:
Among Americans between the ages of 25-34, there are only 84 employed single men for every 100 single women.
Because, really, that’s all we’re looking for, right ladies?
Among single adults between 25 and 24, men outnumber women 115 to 100, not accounting for employment status, according to Pew. The map below shows the number of men for every 100 women in cities across the country:
Memphis, Tenn. and Jacksonville, Fla., top the list of the 10 biggest metro areas with the lowest ratios of employed single young men to single young women.
But all of this may be for naught. A fifth of Americans 25 or older have never been married, Fusion reported last week.
More than a third of young adults between 25 and 34 say the main reason they aren’t married because they just aren’t financially ready.
What majors or degree programs are common among university students with internships with Pew? And what are the necessary qualifications for an internship?
Great question! We have interns (and employees) with a wide variety of backgrounds. Common degree programs of our staff include Political Science, International Relations, Data Science and Statistics, but any majors would be considered. We are looking for students with a quantitative research background in any of our areas of focus. SPSS, Stata, R, Python, and Hadoop are desirable technical skills for intern candidates.
You can see all open positions at Pew Research here.