A closer look at police officers who have fired their weapon on duty
About a quarter of all officers say they have ever fired their service weapon while on the job. Are some more likely than others to have fired their weapon in the line of duty?
Police, public differ on key issues but align on others
The public and the police differ on issues ranging from an assault rifle ban to racial progress in the U.S., but their views align on other issues.
Behind Trump’s win in rural white America: Women joined men in backing him
Broad economic concerns of rural white Americans aligned with cornerstones of the Trump campaign, and the gender gap played a key role in the 2016 narrative.
Among multiracial adults, racial identity can be fluid
Is race purely about the races in your family tree? Our new survey of multiracial adults suggests there’s more to racial identity that goes beyond one’s ancestry.
PAA journal: Parents of better-educated kids live longer
Still another reason to send your children to college: You’ll live longer.
The demographics and politics of gun-owning households
Americans with young children in their home are just as likely as other adults to have a gun in their household.
Facebook’s experiment causes a lot of fuss for little result
The controversy over what the Facebook researchers did may be overshadowing other important discussions, specifically conversations about what they really found—not much, actually—and the right and wrong way to think about and report findings based on statistical analyses of Big Data.
New academic study links rising income inequality to ‘assortative mating’
The income gap between couples with relatively high and those with relatively low levels of education had widened substantially since 1960, according to a new study.
Despite recovery, fewer Americans identify as middle class
Today about as many Americans identify themselves as lower or lower-middle class (40%) as say they are in the middle class (44%).
Q&A with author of U. Mich. study on preferred dress for women in Muslim countries
University of Michigan researcher Mansoor Moaddel explains the methods behind the survey and how the findings differ (or don’t) by gender, religion, age and education.