MethodsJune 3, 2016

The challenges of translating the U.S. census questionnaire into Arabic

In 2020, census questionnaires may for the first time be offered in Arabic, now the fastest-growing language in the U.S. But the Census Bureau faces a challenge not only in translating the language but also in adjusting the appearance of the questionnaire for those accustomed to reading and writing Arabic script.

U.S. PoliticsJune 2, 2016

More ‘warmth’ for Trump among GOP voters concerned by immigrants, diversity

Among the vast majority of GOP voters who think that the growing number of newcomers to the U.S. “threatens traditional American customs and values,” 59% have warm feelings toward Donald Trump – with 42% saying they feel very warmly toward him. By contrast, among the much smaller share of Republican voters (just 21%) who say […]

June 2, 2016

Where wages are worth the most and least in the U.S.

How the true value of your paycheck is affected by where you live.

June 1, 2016

5 facts about the global Somali diaspora

Somalia has faced lawlessness and strife during its decades-long civil war. As the country of 10.8 million continues to experience political and economic instability, its people are increasingly living outside of Somalia. New migrants are making their way to places like Europe, but they face a long and dangerous journey over land and sea. Hundreds […]

ReligionJune 1, 2016

10 facts about atheists

Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.

May 31, 2016

Oil and gas boom feeds greatest real wage growth in U.S., but will it last?

Most of the biggest inflation-adjusted wage gains have occurred in metro areas that have directly benefited from the boom in U.S. oil and gas production

U.S. PoliticsMay 27, 2016

Mixed verdict from public on America’s global standing

At a time when Donald Trump is vowing to “make America great again,” Americans think the country already is pretty great – at least when compared with other nations. Our recent report on views of America’s Place in the World found that 72% think the United States is the world’s leading military power, while 54% say it is the top economic power.

Media & NewsMay 26, 2016

How the 2016 presidential campaign is being discussed on Reddit

We looked at the role of news on the site and how users were discussing the presidential candidates in the lead-up to the primaries. Here are 5 key findings.

ReligionMay 25, 2016

Israeli Jews, Arabs have different perspectives on discrimination in their society

Israel has been a Jewish-majority country since its founding in 1948, and its treatment of religious and ethnic minorities – including some groups within the Jewish community – has persisted as a hotly debated topic throughout the nation’s history.

May 24, 2016

In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents

Across much of the developed world, researchers have found that more young adults are living at their parents’ home for longer periods of time.