Without one-child policy, China still might not see baby boom, gender balance
China’s rapid economic development, its urbanization and its culture will continue to play a role in family size and the population’s gender makeup.
5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.
The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years after decades of rapid growth. Here are five facts from our latest analysis of this population.
U.S. public seldom has welcomed refugees into country
Public opinion data going back to the 1930s shows that generally speaking, Americans oppose large numbers of refugees entering the country.
Building outpaces population growth in many of China’s urban areas
With so much new infrastructure, 62% of urban areas in China with populations over 100,000 have become less crowded — even as most gained in total population.
5 facts about family caregivers
Most American adults say a family member is caring for their aging parent who needs help handling their affairs or caring for themselves. And if they’re not already helping out a parent, most expect to do so someday.
Where the world sees limits to free speech
In principle, most people around the world support freedom of expression. But there is a fine line between general support for freedom of speech and support for specific forms of expression.
In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIS
Most people in the countries we surveyed – including 11 countries with significant Muslim populations – had negative views of the Islamic State extremist group as of spring.
5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe
The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily, growing from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010.
How Americans are – and aren’t – making eco-friendly lifestyle changes
Two-thirds of Americans say people will have to make major changes in the way they live to reduce the effects of climate change, but data on how much people have actually adopted several recommended lifestyle changes paints a very mixed picture.
Church involvement varies widely among U.S. Christians
Some of the largest Christian denominations in the U.S. have relatively low levels of involvement among their members.