Nov 15, 2013

Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states

Number of states that ban texting while driving.

Nov 14, 2013

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.

Nov 13, 2013

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.

Nov 13, 2013

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.

Nov 12, 2013

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.

Nov 11, 2013

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.

Nov 8, 2013

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.

Nov 8, 2013

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.

Nov 6, 2013

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).

Nov 5, 2013

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.