Through an American lens, Western Europe’s middle classes appear smaller
The American middle class is smaller than middle classes across Western Europe, but its income is higher.
Dislike of candidates or campaign issues was most common reason for not voting in 2016
The share of registered voters who cited a “dislike of the candidates or campaign issues” as their main reason for not voting reached a new high of 25%.
Trump’s nominees have already faced a large number of cloture votes
The president has been slow to nominate people to fill key posts, and most of those he has named have had to overcome the cloture hurdle before being confirmed.
Despite subscription surges for largest U.S. newspapers, circulation and revenue fall for industry overall
Some major newspapers reported a sharp jump in digital subscriptions, but the industry as a whole faced ongoing challenges in 2016.
Orthodox Christians in Europe more likely to believe than practice their religion
Religious belief is much more common than religious practice among Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe.
U.S. veterans are generally supportive of Trump
U.S. veterans, who broadly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, have remained positive about the job he is doing as president.
Few Americans support cuts to most government programs, including Medicaid
Americans tend not to favor budget cuts when asked about specific areas being affected, including Medicaid.
A third of Americans live in a household with three or more smartphones
The growing prevalence of cellphones comes as the typical American household now contains a wide range of connected devices.
Fewer refugees arrive in U.S., with declines in 46 states
The number of refugees entering the United States each month has declined sharply so far in fiscal 2017, falling from 9,945 in October 2016 to 3,316 in April 2017.
Majorities in Europe, North America worried about Islamic extremism
People across Europe and in the U.S. and Canada have pervasive concerns about the threat of Islamic extremism in their countries.