How Americans Die, By the Numbers -
Americans aren’t dying like they used to. They’re living longer, and more are dying of natural causes. In 2010, nearly one-third of all deaths (31%) came from people ages 85 and older - a big improvement from 1968, when the 85+ age cohort made up just 12.6% of all deaths.
Over on Fact Tank, we dug into the data on child care, gender and work, and stay-at-home mothers.
What will The Next America look like?
Immerse yourself in the data and predictions.
Reality check: How close are we to teleportation and Mars colonies? -
We asked Americans how likely they thought five things were to happen by 2064. Here’s what they said, and what science says.
Public support for legalizing marijuana use is at an all-time high of 54%, though it is virtually unchanged from last year (52%). There is even more agreement that people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana should not serve time in jail.
From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future -
Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don’t agree on what will or won’t come to pass.
What futuristic invention would you most like to own?
U.S. workforce more concentrated in large — and largely low-paid — occupations | Pew Research Center
What’s morally acceptable? Depends on where you live. We asked 40 countries about homosexuality, contraception, abortion, gambling, having an affair, premarital sex, drinking alcohol and divorce, and whether or not these activities were moral.
Here’s the results.
While the journalism world conferred its top honor, the Pulitzer Prize, yesterday to the newspapers that reported on Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks, the public remains divided over whether those classified leaks served the public interest.
millennialliz asked: Have the religion and politics summer internships been filled? I don't see them listed under the Careers tab on the Pew website anymore. Thanks!
Hi! Thanks for asking. The application deadline was March 31. We’re finalizing our selections right now and are not accepting new applicants at this time.