GlobalMarch 15, 2017

European asylum applications remained near record levels in 2016

In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.

GlobalMarch 14, 2017

In Trump presidency, nearly 2,500 refugees have entered U.S. from six travel-restricted countries

The number of refugees from the six travel-restricted countries represents 32% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. since Trump took office.

ScienceMarch 14, 2017

For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.

To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.

March 10, 2017

Six countries named in revised Trump travel order accounted for more than 650,000 U.S. entries since 2006

Entries from the affected countries made up about 0.1% of the more than 517 million total entries to the U.S. between fiscal years 2006 and 2015.

March 9, 2017

Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population

Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.

March 9, 2017

Roughly one-in-five police frequently feel angry and frustrated on the job

Officers’ feelings of frustration and anger are linked to views of the public and police tactics.

HispanicMarch 8, 2017

Immigration projected to drive growth in U.S. working-age population through at least 2035

The increase in the potential labor force will slow markedly as Baby Boomers retire. Immigrants will play the primary role in future growth of the working-age population.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 8, 2017

In Republicans’ views of a border wall, proximity to Mexico matters

Republicans who live closer to the U.S.-Mexico border are less supportive of the wall than are those who live farther away.

GlobalMarch 8, 2017

Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they’re still a small group

The list of female world leaders is still relatively short despite years of progress. Even when women have made it to power, they’ve rarely led for a long time.

March 7, 2017

What the unemployment rate does – and doesn’t – say about the economy

Although the unemployment rate gets most of the attention, the government’s monthly jobs report contains lots of other data that, properly interpreted, can provide a fuller picture of the U.S. economy.