ReligionFebruary 10, 2017

For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate

62% of Americans say humans have evolved over time, while 34% reject evolution entirely.

HispanicFebruary 9, 2017

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

A new analysis shows that the nation’s unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 8, 2017

Younger Supreme Court appointees stay on the bench longer, but there are plenty of exceptions

Justices who were younger than 45 when they took the oath of office served an average of 21.6 years on the court; those who were ages 45 to 49 served an average of 19.4 years.

February 8, 2017

A closer look at police officers who have fired their weapon on duty

About a quarter of all officers say they have ever fired their service weapon while on the job. Are some more likely than others to have fired their weapon in the line of duty?

ScienceFebruary 7, 2017

Majorities in all major religious groups support requiring childhood vaccination

Still, white evangelical Protestants and religious “nones” are somewhat less likely than members of other religious groups to support a vaccine requirement.

ReligionFebruary 7, 2017

Most refugees who enter the U.S. as religious minorities are Christians

A little over a third of the refugees admitted into the U.S. in fiscal 2016 were religious minorities in their home countries. Of those, 61% were Christians and 22% were Muslims.

GlobalFebruary 6, 2017

Diversity welcomed in Australia, U.S. despite uncertainty over Muslim integration

Nearly half of Australians and 56% of Americans say that growing cultural diversity makes their country a better place to live.

ScienceFebruary 6, 2017

Parents of young children are more ‘vaccine hesitant’

Parents with children ages 4 or younger are more concerned than other Americans about the potential risk of side effects from the MMR vaccine.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 3, 2017

Young people less likely to view Iraqi, Syrian refugees as major threat to U.S.

In early January, 46% of the public said “a large number of refugees leaving countries such as Iraq and Syria” was a major threat to the well-being of America.

ReligionFebruary 3, 2017

Most Americans oppose churches choosing sides in elections

There has long been a consensus that churches should not endorse specific candidates for public office, and a current law known as the Johnson Amendment prohibits them from involvement in political campaigns.