What backgrounds do U.S. Supreme Court justices have?
When President Donald Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia, he chose a candidate whose professional background is very much in line with previous and current justices.
The fading of the green: Fewer Americans identify as Irish
The ranks of Americans who trace their ancestry back to Ireland – long one of the most prominent subgroups in American society – are slowly declining.
China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership
India and China have long had a competitive relationship and have emerged as major economic powers. But in the digital space, China has a clear advantage.
Immigrants don’t make up a majority of workers in any U.S. industry
Immigrants made up 17.2% of the total U.S. workforce in 2014, or about 27 million workers. Private households were the biggest immigrant-employing “industry,” followed by textile, apparel and leather manufacturers and the farm sector.
Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices
More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.
European asylum applications remained near record levels in 2016
In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.
In Trump presidency, nearly 2,500 refugees have entered U.S. from six travel-restricted countries
The number of refugees from the six travel-restricted countries represents 32% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. since Trump took office.
For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.
To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.
Six countries named in revised Trump travel order accounted for more than 650,000 U.S. entries since 2006
Entries from the affected countries made up about 0.1% of the more than 517 million total entries to the U.S. between fiscal years 2006 and 2015.
Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population
Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.