Oct 22, 2013

As China coughs and chokes, public concern about air pollution rises

Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a “very big” problem in their country.

Oct 18, 2013

Chart of the Week: The geography of the House’s conservative core

More than half of House Republicans who wanted to use the appropriations process to de-fund the Affordable Care Act are from the South.

Oct 16, 2013

5 facts about Social Security

As Washington wrangles over the budget deadlock, a look at how Social Security works.

Oct 14, 2013

Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live

Fewer than half of states give their employees Columbus Day as a paid holiday.

Oct 11, 2013

Chart of the Week: The literacy-productivity connection

For both individuals and nations, greater literacy is linked to greater income.

Oct 9, 2013

5 facts about the national debt: What you should know

Basic facts on the national debt: How big it is, who we owe it to, how much we pay in interest and more

Oct 8, 2013

Where in the world are you? Facebook or Foursquare may know

Three-in-ten adult social media users have set up at least one of their accounts to automatically “tag” their posts with their current location.

Oct 4, 2013

Without government data, an alternative employment report

ADP’s monthly report on nonfarm private-sector payrolls is a reasonable alternative to the Bureau of Labor Statistics during the government shutdown.

Oct 4, 2013

Chart of the Week: The world’s most popular web sites

Search engines and social networking services are the most popular web sites in nearly every country, but Google and Facebook aren’t always the leaders.

Oct 2, 2013

Federal government shutdown: The data casualties

Which federal data sources are, aren’t and may be affected by the government shutdown.