Measuring the ‘good’ life around the world
What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.
Where Republicans are united, divided on the economy
Here is a profile of Republicans’ views of the economy and economic policy, based on our surveys.
Most U.S. Catholics hope for change in church rule on divorce, Communion
62% of U.S. Catholics think the church should allow Catholics who have been divorced and remarried without an annulment to receive Communion.
Half of all church fires in past 20 years were arsons
Of the 4,705 reported fire incidents at houses of worship between 1996 and 2015, 2,378, or 51%, have been ruled intentional.
5 facts about the interplay between religion and science
Religion and science have often been seen as being in conflict. But are religious faith and the scientific enterprise really at odds with each other?
Freedom Caucus districts look much like other GOP-held districts
The attitudes of Republicans living in House Freedom Caucus members’ districts look very similar to those in other Republican-represented districts.
Gun homicides steady after decline in ’90s; suicide rate edges up
Although most Americans think the number of gun crimes has risen, the U.S. gun homicide rate has actually stabilized somewhat in recent years.
What is the House Freedom Caucus, and who’s in it?
We’ve confirmed the identities of 36 members of the caucus, and they are among the most conservative and recently elected of Republican representatives.
What Canada’s new government might mean for U.S. relations
On some key issues, like the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), supporters of Canada’s Liberal Party are less supportive than their Conservative Party predecessors.
Slightly fewer Americans are reading print books, new survey finds
The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat.