Ramadan a dilemma for some World Cup players
Muslims comprise 11% of the collective population of the 16 countries that advanced out of the tournament’s group stage.
Chart of the Week: A century of U.S. political history
A very cool interactive timeline map of U.S. congressional districts.
New political typology data show islands of agreement amid sea of polarization
Despite increased polarization, the Pew Research Center’s latest political typology report shows several areas of agreement between otherwise opposed groups.
Q/A: How Pew Research created the political typology
The goal of the political typology is to sort people into homogeneous groups, based on their political values and attitudes. It’s an effort to categorize people politically to help us better understand the complexities of the current political landscape.
Falloff in births slows shift to a majority-minority youth population
The sharp decline in U.S. births after the onset of the Great Recession—especially among Hispanics—has slowed the nation’s transition to a majority-minority youth population.
U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons
Natural increase (births minus deaths) accounted for 78% of the total change in the U.S. Hispanic population from 2012 to 2013, whereas migration accounted for about 61% of the total change in the Asian-American population.
After decades of GOP support, Cubans shifting toward the Democratic Party
For decades, Cubans in the U.S. have strongly identified with or leaned toward the Republican Party, even as Hispanics overall have tilted Democrat. But the party affiliation of Cubans has undergone a shift over the past decade.
Five years in, recovery still underwhelms compared with previous ones
The current economic recovery, which hit the five-year mark this month, has underperformed other recent expansions that have lasted at least as long.
As FIFA attempts to curb racism at the World Cup, a look at hate speech laws worldwide
Hate-speech laws exist in 89 countries around the world (45%). In some countries, the laws protect only certain religious or social groups, while others have broader laws, covering words or actions that insult, denigrate or intimidate a person or group based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity or other traits.
Chart of the Week: Another way to see employment
How employment rates have fallen and (partially) recovered throughout the United States,