ReligionJanuary 19, 2017

6 facts about faith and the inauguration

The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Here are six facts on the role faith has played in inaugurations.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 19, 2017

Trump’s Cabinet will be one of most business-heavy in U.S. history

Assuming all of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees are confirmed, he will have one of the most heavily business-oriented Cabinets in U.S. history. Five of the 14 people Trump has nominated to be Cabinet secretaries have spent their entire careers in the business world, with no public office or senior military service on their resumes.

GlobalJanuary 19, 2017

Many around the world say women’s equality is very important

Majorities in all but one country said it is important that women have the same rights as men in their society, a 2015 survey of 38 nations found.

ReligionJanuary 18, 2017

U.S. Catholics, non-Catholics continue to view Pope Francis favorably

In the U.S., Pope Francis remains as popular as ever, with seven-in-ten Americans saying their opinion of the pontiff is “very” or “mostly” favorable.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 18, 2017

Fewer Americans plan to watch inauguration this year than in 2009

About seven-in-ten Republicans and Republican leaners say they will watch the event, versus just 30% of Democrats and Democratic leaners.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

January 17, 2017

Female police officers’ on-the-job experiences diverge from those of male officers

Female police officers sometimes differ sharply from male officers in their views of policing and their experiences.

HispanicJanuary 13, 2017

Surge in Cuban immigration to U.S. continued through 2016

Overall, 56,406 Cubans entered the U.S. via ports of entry in fiscal year 2016, up 31% from fiscal 2015.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 13, 2017

More Americans say government should ensure health care coverage

As the debate continues over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and what might replace it, a growing share of Americans believe that the federal government has a responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage.

January 13, 2017

Republicans more likely than Democrats to have confidence in police

Republicans and Democrats have vastly different opinions about how well police do their jobs and the realities of policing today.