U.S. PoliticsMay 10, 2016

What kind of person runs for vice president?

Of the 72 people who’ve been nominated for vice president on a major-party (or significant third-party) ticket since 1868, most have served in one or both houses of Congress or been a state governor.

GlobalMay 10, 2016

Europe sees rise in unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, with almost half from Afghanistan

In 2015, there were a record 96,000 unaccompanied child migrants seeking asylum in Europe.

Media & NewsMay 9, 2016

Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news

Facebook sends by far the most mobile readers to news sites of any social media site, while Twitter mobile users spend more engaged time with news content.

May 6, 2016

How do American mothers feel about being a mom? It depends on how old their kids are

Changing diapers and arranging play dates is a world apart from running the carpool and helping with college applications.

U.S. PoliticsMay 5, 2016

Who are the Democratic superdelegates?

The 700+ unpledged party leaders and elected officials are mostly white, mostly men and mostly Hillary Clinton supporters.

U.S. PoliticsMay 5, 2016

Key findings on how Americans view the U.S. role in the world

The U.S. public is uncertain and divided about America’s role in the world, ranging from what they regard as the greatest threats to the U.S. to the measures the country should take to deal with them.

ReligionMay 4, 2016

5 facts about prayer

For the National Day of Prayer, we rounded up survey data on Americans’ prayer habits, as well as historical instances of prayer intersecting with the government.

HispanicMay 4, 2016

U.S. border apprehensions of families and unaccompanied children jump dramatically

Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year.

MethodsMay 2, 2016

What we learned about online nonprobability polls

The advantages of these online surveys are obvious – they are fast and relatively inexpensive, and the technology for them is pervasive. But are they accurate?

April 29, 2016

Why is the teen birth rate falling?

The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s. What’s behind the trend?