One of my favorite reads in the new year is Pew Research’s “striking findings” series in which the organization annually looks back to the recently ended year and offers up a list of noteworthy demographic and cultural data points and trends from the myriad surveys and analyses it conducts.

Given the organization’s broad purview, the Pew findings are a generally comprehensive barometer of things percolating in the larger zeitgeist and it’s always good to see some numbers attached to trends that are talked about in the media and in conversations with friends.

As taken from Pew Research Center Senior Writer/Editor John Gramlich’s “19 striking findings from 2019” article, here are some of the 19.