The Pew Research Center has released a summary of 13 pivotal measurements of American thinking and/or behavior. In the bullet points below are some of the highlights:
- Same-sex marriage support has crossed majority threshold (51%)
- Marijuana legalization support has crossed majority threshold (52%)
- A majority sees the federal government as a threat to individual liberties
- A high rate of young adults are living with parents
- The United States immigrant population is approximately 40.4 million
- Self-identified "Strong Catholics" are at a low in a roughly 40-year period
- About 40% of households with children have mothers who are either the solitary or predominant "bread winner"
- A majority of Americans own some sort of "smartphone"
The Pew Research Center article is linked below.
Pew Research Center: 13 Things Worth Knowing Regarding What Americans Were Thinking and Doing in 2013
"In the course of conducting public opinion surveys and demographic analyses, the Pew Research Center found a wide range of data milestones, breakthroughs, peaks and valleys in 2013, including record support for same-sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana; record levels of distrust of the federal government; record numbers of mothers who were the primary breadwinners for their families; and record numbers of Millennials living with their parents."
---Andrea Caumont, Pew Research Center