Aug 6, 2014

Reshaping the workplace: Tech-related jobs that didn’t exist (officially, at least) 15 years ago

Technological change already has reshaped the U.S. workforce — creating new job categories while others fade away.

Aug 1, 2014

Chart of the Week: Which states have the most nurses, and where are they paid the most?

This interactive chart makes comparing occupational employment and pay across states not only easy but fun.

Jul 31, 2014

Congress continues its streak of passing few significant laws

Midway through its second and final year, the 113th Congress remains one of the least legislatively productive in recent history.

Jul 28, 2014

Q/A: What the New York Times’ polling decision means

While online survey panels have long been used by market researchers, they’re relatively new in the opinion-research field, and views on them are sharply divided.

Jul 25, 2014

Chart of the Week: The Great Baby Recession

States that were hit the hardest by the Great Recession experienced the biggest birthrate declines.

Jul 24, 2014

Voter turnout always drops off for midterm elections, but why?

Voter turnout, no matter how measured, is consistently lower in midterm elections compared to presidential election years. Political scientists aren’t sure why, but have some ideas.

Jul 14, 2014

Despite recent shootings, Chicago nowhere near U.S. ‘murder capital’

The biggest cities, such as Chicago, tend to have the most murders, but when population is factored in smaller cities tend to have the highest murder rates.

Jul 11, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where engineering and English majors end up working

A new Census Bureau data visualization depicts the relationships between undergraduate majors and types of occupations.

Jul 9, 2014

The politics of American generations: How age affects attitudes and voting behavior

Among U.S. adults, different age cohorts have markedly different political profiles, but the relationship is considerably more complex than young people leaning liberal and older people being more conservative.

Jul 8, 2014

CDC: Two of every five U.S. households have only wireless phones

Two of every five U.S. households have no landline phones, but the growth rate of cord-cutting slowed last year.