U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries
American students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations, in international assessments of math, science and reading.
African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs
African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.
Americans have grown more negative toward China over the past decade
U.S. negativity toward China increased by 26 percentage points since 2006, and it has been higher than Chinese negativity toward the U.S. every year since 2014.
Most refugees who enter the U.S. as religious minorities are Christians
A little over a third of the refugees admitted into the U.S. in fiscal 2016 were religious minorities in their home countries. Of those, 61% were Christians and 22% were Muslims.
Diversity welcomed in Australia, U.S. despite uncertainty over Muslim integration
Nearly half of Australians and 56% of Americans say that growing cultural diversity makes their country a better place to live.
Countries affected by Trump travel rules accounted for more than 900,000 U.S. entries since 2006
The seven nations affected by a new executive order suspending refugee admissions accounted for 904,415 legal U.S. entries between fiscal years 2006 and 2015.
Where refugees to the U.S. come from
Of the 84,995 refugees admitted to the United States in fiscal year 2016, the largest numbers came from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Burma (Myanmar) and Iraq.
World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think
While many, especially in the U.S., may associate Islam with the Middle East or North Africa, nearly two-thirds of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region.
Key facts about refugees to the U.S.
Following the signing of an executive order that suspends refugee admissions for 120 days, here are key facts about the refugees entering the United States.
Europeans favoring right-wing populist parties are more positive on Putin
Those in Western Europe who favor right-wing populist parties are significantly more likely than those who do not to express confidence in Putin, as well as to prefer to move past disputes over Russia’s foreign policy in favor of a strong economic relationship.