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Step aside, Generation X — the millennials are coming—Quentin Fottrell
Here it comes. Are you ready?
For the first time, millennials have surpassed Generation Xers in the U.S. labor force.
More than one-in-three workers are now millennials — adults aged 18 to 34 — and, in 2015, they became the largest share of the American workforce, according to new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data carried out by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. “This milestone occurred in the first quarter of 2015,” the report says. “There were 53.5 million millennials in the labor force, compared with 52.7 million Gen Xers — roughly aged 35 to 50 — and 44.6 million baby boomers.”
Christianity faces sharp decline as Americans are becoming even less affiliated with religion—Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Explanation of new Pew Data from Mrs. Bailey. Encouraging to see evangelicals staying strong. Fascinating to see the angle she takes.
Christianity is on the decline in America, not just among younger generations or in certain regions of the country but across race, gender, education and geographic barriers. The percentage of adults who describe themselves as Christians dropped by nearly eight percentage points in just seven years to about 71 percent, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.
“It’s remarkably widespread,” said Alan Cooperman, director of religion research for the Pew Research Center. “The country is becoming less religious as a whole, and it’s happening across the board.”
Baby bust! Millennials’ birth rate drop may signal historic shift—Dan Mangan
Millennials aren’t making babies. (And when they do, they’re just as likely to be born to single moms as to married moms.)
There’s a lot of millennials, but a lot of them aren’t having babies—at least not yet.
Birth rates among American women ages 20 to 29 years old hit historic lows in the years right before and after the Great Recession, according to a new report that raises the possibility that a major shift in the ages when women tend to have kids is on the horizon.
New Muppets show coming out! I want to watch it. Here’s 20 facts about the Muppets.