March 17, 2017

The fading of the green: Fewer Americans identify as Irish

The ranks of Americans who trace their ancestry back to Ireland – long one of the most prominent subgroups in American society – are slowly declining.

GlobalMarch 16, 2017

China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership

India and China have long had a competitive relationship and have emerged as major economic powers. But in the digital space, China has a clear advantage.

March 16, 2017

Immigrants don’t make up a majority of workers in any U.S. industry

Immigrants made up 17.2% of the total U.S. workforce in 2014, or about 27 million workers. Private households were the biggest immigrant-employing “industry,” followed by textile, apparel and leather manufacturers and the farm sector.

Internet & TechMarch 15, 2017

Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices

More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.

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.