Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live
Fewer than half of U.S. states give their employees Columbus Day as a paid holiday.
Attending a Seder is common practice for American Jews
Percentage of U.S. Jews who say they participated in a Seder last year.
Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire
In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.
The U.S. Hispanic population has increased sixfold since 1970
The U.S. Hispanic population in 2012 was 53,027,708, nearly six times the population in 1970.
Venezuelans gloomy about their standard of living, nation’s economy
Just a third of Venezuelans say their standard of living is improving, a record low.
Plurality of Americans support current level of defense spending
A plurality of Americans say defense spending should be kept at current levels.
More hate crimes motivated by victims’ ethnicity
In about half of the cases of reported hate crimes, victims believed their ethnic background motivated the offender.
Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting
A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.
Fed report says household borrowing is rebounding from Great Recession
Outstanding household debt increased $241 billion during last October-December, the biggest quarterly jump since 2007.
Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya
A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.