Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states
Number of states that ban texting while driving.
Home values fell the most in biggest, most expensive metro areas
Number of 50 largest metro areas where median home values fell between 2007-09 and 2010-12.
Homeland Security is viewed favorably by Americans ahead of Jeh Johnson’s hearing
About two-thirds of Americans have a positive view of the Department of Homeland Security.
Record number of international students studying in U.S.
Number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities in the 2012-13 academic year.
Most-recent veterans say military prepared them for civilian work
Share of post-9/11 veterans who say their military experience was relevant to their civilian job.
Spending by nonparty groups sharply higher so far this election cycle
The amount that nonparty groups have spent so far in the 2013-14 election cycle.
Looking for news on Twitter’s IPO? Many young adults may find it … on Twitter
Close to half of those who consume news on Twitter are young people, ages 18 to 29.
Many states already bar workplace discrimination against gays
Workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is banned in 22 states (including the District of Columbia).
As Americans head to the polls, state and local governments viewed favorably
More than half of Americans express a favorable view of their state government.
From courts to cops to shops: Where blacks perceive discrimination
Seven-in-ten blacks say that blacks in their communities were treated less fairly than whites in dealing with police.