America is undergoing a major demographic overhaul. Major generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Paul Taylor presents a portrait of where we are as a nation and where we’re headed—toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial, and economic shifts the country has seen in a century. His book The Next America draws on the Pew Research Center’s extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data.
In the latest installment of this week's series on marriage, Paul Taylor, executive vice president of Pew Research Center, talks about what we can learn about the state of marriage by looking at who gets hitched, particularly when it comes to money and class.
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: A look at the current state of the financial sector, including big banks, borrowers and lenders and the housing market. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Fifteen percent of new marriages are between spouses of different races--and 8.4% of all marriages in the United States are between people of different races. That's an all-time high. Paul Taylor, executive vice president of Pew Research Center, director of Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project, and editor of the new report on interracial marriage in the United States, discusses the trend.
Listeners: Are you in an interracial marriage? Did anyone give you grief about it? Comment here!