Study: Having daughters makes parents more likely to be Republican
Two sociologists have found that parents who have daughters are more inclined to support the GOP and turn a cold shoulder to Democrats.
Will the end of China’s one-child policy shift its boy-girl ratio?
While son preference remains a strong cultural norm in China, it will be interesting to see if the loosening of the one-child policy will lead to an increasing share of baby girls in the country.
Many states already bar workplace discrimination against gays
Workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity is banned in 22 states (including the District of Columbia).
Black president by 2013? Twenty years ago, about half of Americans thought there was a good chance
The historic moment may not have come as a surprise to many. Twenty years ago, about half of Americans (54%) thought the chances were good that we would have a black president by now, according to a 1993 Gallup/CNN/USA Today survey of U.S. adults, while 45% thought the chances were slim.
As Congress considers action again, 21% of LGBT adults say they faced workplace discrimination
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said last week he planned to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the Senate floor. The measure has been advocated by the LGBT community, 57% of whom who say that equal employment rights should be a “top priority.”
The ‘leisure gap’ between mothers and fathers
In America, fathers, on average, have about three hours more leisure time per week than mothers. This “leisure gap” has been consistent at least over the past decade. What are dads doing with their extra time? For the most part, they’re watching TV, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the government-sponsored […]
Crime rises among second-generation immigrants as they assimilate
Second-generation immigrants are just “catching up” with the rest of us, a new study says.
Study: Polls may underestimate anti-gay sentiment and size of gay, lesbian population
A study using a novel research method raises questions.
How to get census data during the government shutdown
We’ve found that there are still several ways to access government data.
Study: Opposition to same-sex marriage may be understated in public opinion polls
Blame “social desirability” bias.