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Fry, Richard; Cilluffo, Anthony – Pew Research Center, 2019
The overall number of undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, with growth fueled almost exclusively by an influx of students from low-income families and students of color. But these changes are not occurring uniformly across the postsecondary landscape. The rise of poor and minority…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, Poverty, Low Income Students
Kennedy, Brian; Hefferon, Meg – Pew Research Center, 2019
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans can answer at least some questions about science concepts -- most can correctly answer a question about antibiotics overuse or the definition of an "incubation period," for example. But other concepts are more challenging; fewer Americans can recognize a hypothesis or identify…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Knowledge Level, Sciences, Educational Attainment
Pew Research Center, 2019
Religion in public schools has long been a controversial issue. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1962 that teachers and administrators cannot lead prayers in public schools, and a decision in 2000 barred school districts from sponsoring student-led prayers at football games. At the same time, the court has held that students retain a First…
Descriptors: Religion, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, School Prayer
Anderson, Monica; Connor, Phillip – Pew Research Center, 2018
As the annual number of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa to both the United States and Europe has grown for most years this decade, a Pew Research Center analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Bureau and Eurostat data finds that sub-Saharan immigrants in the U.S. tend to be more highly educated than those living in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Cross Cultural Studies, Census Figures
Pew Research Center, 2018
A new analysis of party identification, based on more than 10,000 interviews of registered voters conducted by Pew Research Center in 2017, finds that 37% of registered voters identify as independents, 33% are Democrats, and 26% are Republicans. For decades, women have been more likely than men to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic. But…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Voting, Political Affiliation
Fry, Richard; Parker, Kim – Pew Research Center, 2018
A new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data finds that the "post-Millennial" generation is already the most racially and ethnically diverse generation, as a bare majority of 6- to 21-year-olds (52%) are non-Hispanic whites. And while most are still pursuing their K-12 education, the oldest post-Millennials are enrolling in…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Generational Differences, Educational Attainment, Student Diversity
Ruiz, Neil G.; Budiman, Abby – Pew Research Center, 2018
Between 2004 and 2016, nearly 1.5 million foreign graduates of U.S. colleges and universities obtained authorization to remain and work in the U.S. through the federal government's Optional Practical Training program (OPT). More than half (53%) of the foreign graduates approved for employment specialized in science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Graduates, Trend Analysis, Federal Programs
Rainie, Lee; Anderson, Janna – Pew Research Center, 2017
Machines are eating humans' jobs talents. And it is not just about jobs that are repetitive and low skill. Automation, robotics, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) in recent times have shown they can do equal or sometimes even better work than humans who are dermatologists, insurance claims adjusters, lawyers, seismic testers in oil…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Job Training
Pew Research Center, 2017
This analysis looks at measures of religious identification and commitment among Americans with different levels of education. Looking at the U.S. public as a whole, the answer to the question of whether more education is correlated with less religion appears to be yes. Among all U.S. adults, college graduates are considerably less likely than…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Educational Attainment, Adults
Horrigan, John B. – Pew Research Center, 2016
For many years concerns about "digital divides" centered primarily on whether people had "access" to digital technologies. Now, those worried about these issues also focus on the degree to which people succeed or struggle when they use technology to try to navigate their environments, solve problems, and make decisions. This…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Surveys, Readiness
Rainie, Lee – Pew Research Center, 2016
The majority of Americans think local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families pretty well and library users often outpace others in learning activities. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide. This report provides statistics on library usage and presents key education services provided…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Role, Library Services, Library Materials
Horrigan, John B. – Pew Research Center, 2016
The analysis in this report is based on a Pew Research Center survey conducted March 7-April 4, 2016, among a national sample of 1,601 adults, 16 years of age or older, living in all 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Fully 401 respondents were interviewed on landline telephones, and 1,200 were interviewed on cellphones, including 667…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, National Surveys, Interviews, Public Opinion
Pew Research Center, 2016
Tectonic changes are reshaping U.S. workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age. These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills. They are prodding many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining and upgrading their skills. And they may be…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Economic Change, Economic Impact, Educational Needs
Fry, Richard – Pew Research Center, 2016
Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living. This Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives -- where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship, Adults
Pew Research Center, 2015
Scientific innovations are deeply embedded in national life--in the economy, in core policy choices about how people care for themselves and use the resources around them, and in the topmost reaches of Americans' imaginations. New Pew Research Center surveys of citizens and a representative sample of scientists connected to the American…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Public Opinion, National Surveys, Scientists
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