Nation’s debt has nearly reached its $16.7 trillion ceiling
The federal debt ceiling is nearly $16.7 trillion.
It’s a woman’s (social media) world
The average gap between the proportion of men and women who use social media
U.S. spends over $16 billion annually on counter-terrorism
Amount the U.S. intelligence community proposed to spend on counter-terrorism in fiscal 2013.
The falling price of a smartphone
Decline in the average selling price of smartphones over past two years.
Most Americans see terrorism as part of life in the future
Three-quarters of Americans said in the wake of the Boston bombings that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of U.S. life in the future.
Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks
Black men were more than six times as likely as white men in 2010 to be incarcerated in federal and state prisons, and local jails.
The growing number of Syrian refugees
The number of Syrians who have left the country over the past two years. About half are under 18.
Downbeat views prevail in G20 countries as summit begins
As this year’s G20 summit begins in Russia, just 37% of people in participating nations think their country’s economic situation will improve in next year.
North-South divide over abortion grows
There is a widening gap in support for legal abortion between New England (75%) and the South Central states (40%).
Opinion of unions is up, membership down
About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.