Hispanics split on how to address surge in Central American child migrants
About as many Hispanics support the current system for deciding immigration cases as do those expediting the process (49% – 47%), which would have the effect of speeding up deportations.
Q/A: What the New York Times’ polling decision means
While online survey panels have long been used by market researchers, they’re relatively new in the opinion-research field, and views on them are sharply divided.
Where refugees to the U.S. come from
More than 3 million refugees have arrived in the United States since 1975.
At the border, a sharp rise in unaccompanied girls fleeing Honduras
The number of unaccompanied girls from three Central American countries caught at the Southwest border, particularly those ages 13 to 17, has increased more rapidly this year than the number of boys.
Chart of the Week: The Great Baby Recession
States that were hit the hardest by the Great Recession experienced the biggest birthrate declines.
Most of the world trusts Obama over Putin to ‘do the right thing’
Though it’s a different story in their own countries.
Voter turnout always drops off for midterm elections, but why?
Voter turnout, no matter how measured, is consistently lower in midterm elections compared to presidential election years. Political scientists aren’t sure why, but have some ideas.
5 facts about the state of local TV newsrooms
Despite revenue from political ads and fees paid by cable and other companies to carry their programming, the picture for local TV newsrooms is a mixed one.
In 30 countries, heads of state must belong to a certain religion
A new Pew Research analysis finds that 30 of the world’s countries (15%) belong to a unique group of nations that call for their heads of state to have a particular religious affiliation.
Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border
As the number of unaccompanied children trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has surged, the increase in apprehensions among children ages 12 and younger has been far greater than among teens, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of previously unreleased government data. The new data show a 117% increase in the number of unaccompanied […]