Americans are somewhat more open to the idea of an atheist president
Some of the stigma associated with atheism may be fading as the number of U.S. adults self-identifying as atheist or agnostic rises.
El-Sisi likely to win Egypt election, but questions about mandate remain
Low turnout in Egypt’s presidential election has raised concerns that a victory for former general Abdel Fattah El-Sisi would leave the government without a sufficient mandate.
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.