Which countries still outlaw apostasy and blasphemy?
In dozens of countries around the world, laws against apostasy and blasphemy remain even today.
As the New York Times’ first black executive editor, Dean Baquet is in a distinct minority
The ascension of Dean Baquet—the first African-American to run the paper’s newsroom—has renewed the focus on minority hiring in the news industry.
Obama charts a new foreign policy course for a public that wants the focus to be at home
The speech also comes at a time when the American public has less of an appetite for foreign involvement and believes American clout is not what it used to be.
Mexicans, Dominicans are more Catholic than most other Hispanics
Differences exist among Hispanics’ religious affiliation when they are looked at by their country of origin: Mexicans and Dominicans are more likely than most other Hispanic origin groups to say they are Catholic.
From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century
Today’s volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.
About half of veterans of post-9/11 wars served with someone who was killed
About half of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans (47%) said that they served with a comrade that had been killed. That number rises to 62% among soldiers who were in combat.
Chart of the Week: Is food too cheap for our own good?
Americans spend less on food than they ever have, and are fatter than they’ve ever been. Could there be a connection?
A half century of well-traveled popes
Led by the prolific travels of Pope John Paul II, pontiffs have reached 135 different countries and territories at least once since 1964.
Fancy degree? Most Americans say it’s not required to be president
Recent presidents and presidential candidates have tended to have elite college educations — a fact that doesn’t appear to bother many Americans.
Key takeaways from our Egypt survey
Egyptians are about as unhappy with the direction of their country as they were back in spring 2010, less than a year before the revolution that toppled then President Hosni Mubarak. Today, 72% of Egyptians are dissatisfied with the country’s direction, while just 24% are satisfied.