Asylum claims in Canada reached highest level in decades in 2017
More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century. Furthermore, the 50,420 asylum applications Canada received in 2017 were more than double the number in 2016.
U.S. foreign policy experts are more pessimistic about democracy than their European counterparts
Foreign policy experts on opposite sides of the Atlantic have markedly different assessments of the way democracy is working in their countries.
5 facts about religion in Saudi Arabia
Read five facts about religion in Saudi Arabia — a country that is the birthplace of Islam and, as such, holds special importance for Muslims worldwide.
Proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution seldom go anywhere
The vast majority of proposed amendments die quiet, little-mourned deaths in committees and subcommittees.
Near-record number of House members not seeking re-election in 2018
More members of the U.S. House of Representatives are choosing not to seek re-election than at any time in the past quarter-century.
Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force
As of 2017, 56 million Millennials were working or looking for work, more than the 53 million Generation Xers and 41 million Baby Boomers in the labor force.
2020 census will ask about same-sex marriages for the first time
A new question about citizenship on the 2020 census form is in the headlines, but the U.S. Census Bureau also plans other changes for the next national count.
5 facts about Americans and Facebook
Around two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook. The social media platform is popular among all demographic groups.
The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past 15 years or so. In 2017, women earned 82% of what men earned.
5 things to know about bots on Twitter
Read key findings and watch a video about our new study on how bot accounts affect the mix of content on Twitter.