Pew Research CenterDecember 14, 2017

Number of U.S. workers employed by foreign-owned companies is on the rise

Foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States in 2015, up 22% from 2007. Overall, foreign-owned companies accounted for 5.5% of all U.S. private sector employment in 2015.

Pew Research CenterDecember 6, 2017

Despite concerns about global democracy, nearly six-in-ten countries are now democratic

Despite widespread concerns across the globe about the future of democracy, public support for it remains strong, and by one measure the number of democratic nations around the world is at an all-time high.

Pew Research CenterNovember 30, 2017

5 ways the U.S. workforce has changed, a decade since the Great Recession began

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed over the past decade.

Pew Research CenterNovember 20, 2017

New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled since Great Recession

Nearly 364,000 foreign students with F-1 visas were newly enrolled at a U.S. college or university in 2016, double the number at the outset of the Great Recession, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data obtained through a public records request. From 2008 to 2016, the number of […]

Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2017

Despite apparent coup in Zimbabwe, armed takeovers have become less common worldwide

Since the end of World War II, there have been 225 successful coups (counting the events in Zimbabwe) in countries with populations greater than 500,000, according to the Center for Systemic Peace, which maintains extensive datasets on various forms of armed conflict and political violence. Most coups occurred during the height of the Cold War, from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Pew Research CenterNovember 8, 2017

Republicans, Democrats have starkly different views on transgender issues

While eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by the sex they were assigned at birth, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (64%) take the opposite view and say a person’s gender can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2017

Russians see World War II, not 1917 revolution, as nation’s most important historical event

Just 8% of Russians believe the Russian Revolution was the country’s most important event of the past century. A 34% plurality says it was World War II.

Pew Research CenterNovember 6, 2017

Dissatisfaction was widespread in Spain even before Catalan secession vote

Catalonia’s recent secession attempts come at a difficult time for Spain. Across the country, people distrust the national government and feel dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in their nation. And Catalans are even more negative on these issues than those living in other regions of Spain, according to a new analysis of data […]

Pew Research CenterNovember 3, 2017

Asian countries on Trump’s trip have largely positive views of U.S. but disagree on policy

While majorities on Trump’s five-country itinerary this month hold favorable views of the U.S., most disapprove of several of his signature policies.

Pew Research CenterOctober 26, 2017

Nearly half of Americans have a family member or close friend who’s been addicted to drugs

It’s common for Americans to know someone with a current or past drug addiction – and it’s an experience that mostly cuts across demographic and partisan lines.