Inequality, joblessness are top threats in 2015, World Economic Forum experts say
Growing economic inequality, increasing joblessness, global pollution and severe weather events are among the world’s most pressing threats experts say.
The number of U.S. Catholics has grown, so why are there fewer parishes?
A recent decision by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York to effectively close dozens of churches in the coming months falls in line with a larger nationwide trend of Catholic parish closures.
East Germans now as satisfied with life as West Germans
Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germans are now as satisfied with life as West Germans.
Making more than minimum wage, but less than $10.10 an hour
Last year an estimated 20.6 million people — 30% of all hourly, non-self-employed workers aged 18 and older in the U.S. — earned above the applicable minimum wage in their state but less than the proposed $10.10/hour minimum.
As GOP celebrates win, no sign of narrowing gender, age gaps
The overall vote share is similar to the 2010 midterm elections, and many of the key demographic divides in 2010 — particularly wide gender and age gaps — remain.
Why measuring the demographics of voters on Election Day is difficult
The two primary sources that provide insight into voter demographics use different methodologies, are released at different times, and often produce slightly different results.
No matter how tight the race, midterm voter turnout likely to remain lackluster
If history is any guide, well under half of eligible voters will come out to vote in Tuesday’s midterms.
6 facts about the electorate on midterm day
Six facts about the 2014 electorate culled from Pew Research surveys and analyses during this midterm year.
For most voters, congressional elections offer little drama
Most eligible voters — typically 8-in-ten or more — live in House districts with little or no real competition between candidates and parties.
Berlin Wall’s fall marked the end of the Cold War for the American public
The impact of the “Fall of the Wall” on American opinions about the Cold War were as profound as the event was dramatic.