Jul 2, 2013

For many Americans, legacy of the Civil War still relevant

A majority of Americans think the Civil War is still relevant to American politics.

Jun 28, 2013

5 facts about the U.S. Supreme Court

Phew, what a week for the U.S. Supreme Court. With major rulings on affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage released this week, we rounded up ¬†five facts about the court and its year of contentious cases and historic votes: Favorable opinions of the Supreme Court have fallen in recent years. In March, before the […]

Jun 21, 2013

Sesame Street reaches out to 2.7 million American children with an incarcerated parent

Last week, Sesame Street added a new character — Alex, a child whose father is in prison. The new feature was meant to deal with the reality of a sharp increase in the number of incarcerated adults in the U.S.

Jun 21, 2013

Majority of Americans expect NASA astronauts to land on Mars by 2050

A majority of Americans believe astronauts will probably or definitely land on Mars before 2050.