Executive actions on immigration have long history
President Obama’s executive action to protect millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation is an act that both follows and departs from precedents set by his predecessors.
U.S. high school dropout rate reaches record low, driven by improvements among Hispanics, blacks
Just 7% of the nation’s 18-to-24 year olds had dropped out of high school in 2013, continuing a steady decline in the nation’s dropout rate since 2000, when 12% of youth were dropouts.
The best and worst cities for women looking to marry
Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but it turns out that in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them.
5 facts about Indian Americans
Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.
Texas moms are most likely to give birth in the same state they were born
How common is it for new parents to put down roots in the same areas that they themselves were born? The answer, according to a new Pew Research analysis, depends on which part of the country they hail from.
Census confirms more data problems in sorting out the number of U.S. gay marriages
The Census Bureau last week released a new estimate of the number of U.S. same-sex married couples that is 38% higher than the bureau’s 2012 estimate, but agency officials note that the estimates are likely inaccurate.
Census: Computer ownership, internet connection varies widely across U.S.
Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and others much less plugged in.
Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting
A new Pew Research survey finds widespread agreement among parents over the traits that children should be taught.
For first time, census data on married couples includes same-sex spouses
Census Bureau officials and other experts do not expect counting same-sex spouses along with all other married couples to make a big impact on overall statistics for married couples. But if the number of same-sex married couples continues to rise, that could change.
Public is sharply divided in views of Americans in poverty
Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.