Child labor is declining but still common in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia
The International Labor Organization estimates there are 168 million child laborers worldwide, a third fewer than in 2000.
Republicans divided on impact of shutdown, willingness to compromise
The share of Tea Party Republicans who say the economic effect of a government shutdown will be major is 21 points lower than others in the GOP.
The Middle East has the dimmest view of the United Nations
A median of 56% in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries had an unfavorable view of the United Nations.
Most Americans have not felt impact of new health care law
About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.
Global public opinion of Iran remains decidedly negative
A median of 20% across 39 countries have a favorable view of Iran
Majority of Americans say banks, large corporations benefitted most from U.S. economic policies
Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say large banks and financial institutions have benefited the most from post-recession government policies.
Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges
Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
After recession, more children living with Grandma or Grandpa
In 2011, about 3 million U.S. children were living with and being primarily cared for by a grandparent.
Five years after country’s fiscal crisis, wide partisan gap exists over financial regulation
The share of Republicans who say government regulation of financial institutions has gone too far is 38 percentage points higher than Democrats.
Public ranks the deficit much higher than immigration overhaul as a priority
About half of Americans believe it is essential for the president and Congress to enact major immigration legislation this year.