November 16, 2016

Despite Oregon governor’s win, candidates of different sexual orientations could face resistance in a presidential run

While a growing number of LGBT politicians have been elected to public office and attitudes toward the LGBT community have become much more favorable over the past decade, survey data suggest that being gay or lesbian remains an obstacle for candidates running for president.

HispanicNovember 15, 2016

Unlike other Latinos, about half of Cuban voters in Florida backed Trump

In Florida, Cubans were about twice as likely as non-Cuban Latinos to vote for Donald Trump.

GlobalNovember 15, 2016

In three African nations, U.S. and China seen as best examples of a developed economy

People in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria overwhelmingly point to the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies.

ReligionNovember 14, 2016

5 facts about the death penalty

Voters in three states voted in support of capital punishment in 2016 despite a fall in nationwide support. Here are five facts about the death penalty.

ReligionNovember 14, 2016

If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious affiliations

Imagining the U.S. as a town of 100 people can help illuminate the nation’s religious diversity.

Media & NewsNovember 11, 2016

Whites more likely than nonwhites to have spoken to a local journalist

Only 26% of U.S. adults say they have been interviewed by a local journalist. Among those who have, not everyone’s voice is equally likely to be heard.

November 11, 2016

Profile of U.S. veterans is changing dramatically as their ranks decline

The share of the population with military experience – counting those who are on active duty or were in the past – has fallen by almost half since 1980.

GlobalNovember 10, 2016

In nine countries, 20% or more born there have migrated or sought refuge abroad

Some 244 million people worldwide have left their countries of birth – many seeking improved economic opportunities or fleeing physical danger – but the impact of out-migration has been uneven worldwide.

MethodsNovember 9, 2016

Why 2016 election polls missed their mark

There is a great deal of speculation but no clear answers as to the cause of the disconnect, but there is one point of agreement: Across the board, polls underestimated Trump’s level of support.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 9, 2016

Trump’s victory another example of how Electoral College wins are bigger than popular vote ones

For the fifth time in U.S. history, a presidential candidate has won the White House while (apparently) losing the popular vote.