Key takeaways on Americans’ growing partisan divide over political values

Across 10 political values Pew Research Center has tracked since 1994, there is now an average 36-percentage-point gap between Republicans and Republican-leaning independents and Democrats and Democratic leaners.

Democrats have moved left on several issues.

The partisan gap also is widening over how much the government should do to help the needy.

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to favor an active global role for the U.S.

Republicans are divided over issues of economic fairness.

Democrats are split on whether hard work leads to success.

Support for societal acceptance of homosexuality is at a record high.

Trump’s job ratings are more polarized than past presidents’.



5 facts about Millennial households

Millennials are the largest living generation by population size (79.8 million in 2016), but they trail Baby Boomers and Generation Xers when it comes to the number of households they head.

More Millennial households are in poverty than households headed by any other generation.

Millennial households dominate the ranks of the nation’s renters.

About half of cohabiting-couple households are headed by a Millennial.

In 2016, Millennials for the first time surpassed all other generations in number of household heads who were single mothers.

Among heads of household, Millennials in 2016 became the generation with the largest number identifying as multiracial.