More than any other foreign language, European youths learn English
The European Union is awash with languages, but European students study one foreign language far more than any other.
Refugee surge brings youth to an aging Europe
Hundreds of thousands of mostly young refugees are fleeing into Europe, where most countries have rapidly aging (and sometimes shrinking) populations.
Cuban immigration to U.S. surges as relations warm
The number of Cubans seeking to enter the U.S. has spiked dramatically since President Obama announced in December a renewal of ties with the island nation.
From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century
Today’s volume of immigrants is in some ways a return to America’s past.
GOP speaker hopefuls have served far less time in House than predecessors
Long years of service have been the norm for past speakers, most of whom had accumulated twice as much time in the House as today’s candidates before wielding the gavel.
How abortion is regulated around the world
The regulation of abortion may vary widely from country to country, but nearly all nations – 96% – allow women to terminate their pregnancies in order to save their lives.
California legalizes assisted suicide amid growing support for such laws
Two-thirds of Americans say doctors should be allowed by law to assist patients who are terminally ill and living in severe pain to commit suicide.
Today’s newly arrived immigrants are the best-educated ever
Four-in-ten immigrants arriving in the U.S. in the past five years had completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In 1970, only 20% of newly arrived immigrants were similarly educated.
Future immigration will change the face of America by 2065
A snapshot of the U.S. in 2065 would show a nation that has 117 million more people than today, with no racial or ethnic majority group taking the place of today’s white majority.
Women more than men adjust their careers for family life
Women most often are the ones who adjust their schedules and make compromises when the needs of children and other family members collide with work, data show.