Electorally competitive counties have grown scarcer in recent decades
There are fewer electorally competitive counties, and more counties in which Democrats or Republicans hold overwhelming vote advantages, than at any time in the past three decades or so.
Sharing and on-demand services attract a small but active group of ‘super users’
The sharing and on-demand economy has grown in the U.S., and some Americans are “super users”: 7% have used six or more shared and on-demand online services.
Roughly half of Hispanics have experienced discrimination
52% of U.S. Hispanics say they have experienced discrimination or have been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity.
Key takeaways on international image of the U.S., Obama and presidential candidates
In President Barack Obama’s last year in office, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that views of the United States remain strongly favorable in key European and Asian nations.
Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain
In 1965, there were no black senators or governors, and just six House members were black. By 2015, there was more representation in some areas but little change in others.
Religious restrictions among the world’s most populous countries
Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey had some of the highest levels of religious restrictions in 2014.
5 key takeaways about views of race and inequality in America
There are profound differences between black and white Americans in how they view the current state of race relations and racial equality and in the ways they experience day-to-day life.
5 facts about abortion
Public opinion on abortion has held relatively steady over the years, with Americans roughly divided on the issue.
Partisanship in the U.S. isn’t just about politics, but how people see their neighbors
31% of Democrats and 27% of Republicans say it would be harder to get along with a new neighbor from the other party.
Brexit vote highlighted UK’s discontent with EU, but other European countries are grumbling too
People in a number of other EU countries share the British desire for a less, not more, centralized Europe, and that the debate about the future of the EU will not subside just because the UK has now voted.