Facebook is a news source for many, but only incidentally
Unlike Twitter, which has developed into a go-to source for breaking news, only 28% of Facebook news consumers have ever used the service to track an unfolding news story. And even among that sub-subgroup, fewer than half (41%) said Facebook was among the first places they’d turn to keep up with a breaking news event.
Overseas users power Facebook’s growth; more going mobile-only
The number of Facebook users who log into the social-networking service or share content through it on any given day.
About six-in-ten Americans looking forward to Olympics
The share of Americans who say they’re looking forward to the Winter Olympics.
Chart of the Week: 63 years of global climate change
More than six decades of global temperature data, condensed into a 15-second visualization.
Another year of lackluster payroll growth
Nonfarm payroll jobs grew by 1.6% between December 2012 and December 2013.
State of the Union 2014: Where Americans stand on key issues
A summary of where Americans stand on ten key issues likely to come up in President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Chart of the Week: How two decades of globalization have changed the world
Globally, incomes have risen fastest for the very well-off and the bottom two-thirds of the world’s people, but have stagnated or fallen for the “global upper middle class.”
Anti-poll tax amendment is 50 years old today
The value in today’s dollars of the annual poll tax once imposed by several Southern states.
Middle East tensions top global trend for 2014
The top score (on a 1-to-5 scale) in a World Economic Forum survey of globally significant trends was “rising Middle East tensions.”
Most young Americans say Snowden has served the public interest
Young adults are significantly more likely to support Edward Snowden and his leaking of classified details of government surveillance programs.