How’s the job market? Ups, downs of public sentiment mirror official stats
Americans have a good general sense of the relative strength of the job market, even if they’re fuzzy on specifics such as the unemployment rate.
Vatican synod on family highlights discord between church teachings and U.S. Catholics’ views
A Vatican synod on the family comes at a time when most American Catholics say they disagree with their church’s teachings on issues such as birth control and divorce.
U.S. deportations of immigrants reach record high in 2013
The Obama administration deported a record 438,421 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal year 2013, continuing a streak of stepped up enforcement that has resulted in 2 million deportations since Obama took office.
Turks don’t like their national press much, but rely on it heavily for news
Only 32% of Turks said that the media is having a good influence on the way things are going in Turkey.
U.S. high school dropout rate reaches record low, driven by improvements among Hispanics, blacks
Just 7% of the nation’s 18-to-24 year olds had dropped out of high school in 2013, continuing a steady decline in the nation’s dropout rate since 2000, when 12% of youth were dropouts.
The best and worst cities for women looking to marry
Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but it turns out that in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them.
5 facts about Indian Americans
Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.
Hispanic immigrants more likely to lack health insurance than U.S.-born
Hispanic immigrants are more than twice as likely to not have health insurance as Hispanics born in the U.S., according figures recently released by the Census Bureau.
Modi’s visit to U.S. builds on positive feelings between Indians and Americans
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first visit to the U.S. at a time when people in each country have favorable views of each other.
National Congregations Study finds more church acceptance of gays and lesbians
A new survey of American religious congregations finds that in recent years, more churches have become welcoming to openly gay and lesbian couples.