Jul 7, 2014

What is a ‘closely held corporation,’ anyway, and how many are there?

The Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision in the Hobby Lobby case says “closely held” corporations can have religious rights that need to be respected. What was it talking about?

Jul 3, 2014

Chart of the Week: How the Supreme Court justices line up

Supreme Court justices vote together more often than they don’t, but some of that agreement may be surface-only.

Jul 1, 2014

A closer look at who identifies as Democrat and Republican

Looking at the two major U.S. political parties through the lens of our new political typology report shows that neither can rely solely on their staunchest supporters to win elections.

Jun 27, 2014

Chart of the Week: A century of U.S. political history

A very cool interactive timeline map of U.S. congressional districts.

Jun 26, 2014

New political typology data show islands of agreement amid sea of polarization

Despite increased polarization, the Pew Research Center’s latest political typology report shows several areas of agreement between otherwise opposed groups.

Jun 23, 2014

Five years in, recovery still underwhelms compared with previous ones

The current economic recovery, which hit the five-year mark this month, has underperformed other recent expansions that have lasted at least as long.

Jun 20, 2014

Chart of the Week: Another way to see employment

How employment rates have fallen and (partially) recovered throughout the United States,

Jun 17, 2014

Why timely, reliable data on mass killings is hard to find

Several government agencies and nonprofit groups gather and publish data on school shootings and other public mass killings. But because of data lags and differing definitions, getting a clear read on overall trends is surprisingly hard.

Jun 13, 2014

Chart of the Week: The World Cup of (almost) everything

Interactive brackets let you see how the 32 nations competing in the World Cup stack up on 70 different sporting, economic and social indicators.

Jun 13, 2014

How the most ideologically polarized Americans live different lives

For America’s most ardent liberals and conservatives, polarization begins at home. In what may seem like stereotypes come to life, a new Pew Research Center study¬†on political polarization finds that conservatives would rather¬†live in large houses in small towns and rural areas — ideally among people of the same religious faith — while liberals opt […]