Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states
Number of states that ban texting while driving.
Home values fell the most in biggest, most expensive metro areas
Number of 50 largest metro areas where median home values fell between 2007-09 and 2010-12.
More than 3.4M Americans trace their ancestry to the Philippines
Here’s a data portrait of the Filipino-American community, drawn from the Pew Research Center’s 2012 report on Asian Americans.
Obesity and poverty don’t always go together
Obesity in the U.S. varies considerably by gender, race, ethnicity, income and educational level, but not necessarily how you might expect.
Record number of international students studying in U.S.
Number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities in the 2012-13 academic year.
Most-recent veterans say military prepared them for civilian work
Share of post-9/11 veterans who say their military experience was relevant to their civilian job.
Spending by nonparty groups sharply higher so far this election cycle
The amount that nonparty groups have spent so far in the 2013-14 election cycle.
Chart of the Week: The changing patterns of global income distribution
Swedish academic Hans Rosling uses advanced graphics and display technology to show how billions of people worldwide have escaped extreme poverty.
Many states already bar workplace discrimination against gays
Workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is banned in 22 states (including the District of Columbia).
Only 1 in 7 House districts were competitive in 2012
In last year’s elections, winners won by at least 10 points in all but 62 of the 435 House districts.