Apr. 4, 2014

Chart of the week: Still deep in the jobs hole

At current rates of job growth, employment won’t reach its pre-recession level for more than five years.

Apr. 2, 2014

Feds may be rethinking the drug war, but states have been leading the way

Faced with overcrowded prisons and soaring correctional costs, states are rethinking how to define and punish drug crimes.

Mar. 28, 2014

Chart of the Week: The increasing number of executions around the world

Mar. 28, 2014

Lower support for death penalty tracks with falling crime rates, more exonerations

Over the past half-century, public support for the death penalty has generally tracked increases and declines in rates of violent crime.

Mar. 21, 2014

Chart of the Week: Do firefighters or musicians have richer parents?

How people’s incomes and jobs as adults compare with the households they grew up in.

Mar. 14, 2014

Chart of the Week: The ever-accelerating rate of technology adoption

The World Wide Web, first conceived of 25 years ago this week, has been adopted by American society in record time.

Mar. 12, 2014

How U.S. tech-sector jobs have grown, changed in 15 years

How many people work in the U.S. tech sector? A simple question with a complicated answer.

Mar. 7, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where international migrants are going to and coming from

Interactive map of emigration and immigration worldwide.

Mar. 7, 2014

Live blog: Generations in the Next America

The Pew Research Center is hosting a conference to discuss how generational differences are influencing American families, society, politics and policy.

Mar. 5, 2014

Public’s anti-incumbent mood hasn’t always predicted big electoral swings

Despite surveys showing anti-incumbent sentiments at or near all-time highs, most members of Congress appear to have little to worry about.