6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month
Over the past 40 years, blacks have made progress on several fronts. Yet large racial gaps persist in areas such as wealth and poverty.
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.
The changing face of Congress in 5 charts
Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads
As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.
About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling
Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The Muslim gender gap in educational attainment is shrinking
Muslim women have made greater educational gains than Muslim men in most regions of the world.
Q&A: The Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa
Melina Platas, an assistant professor of political science at New York University Abu Dhabi, explains the Muslim-Christian education gap in sub-Saharan Africa.
Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa are twice as likely as Christians to have no formal education
In sub-Saharan Africa, Muslim adults are more than twice as likely as Christians to have no formal schooling.
Educational Attainment of Religious Groups by Country
The table below details the estimated educational attainment of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and religiously unaffiliated adults ages 25 and older in 151 countries as of 2010 (or the latest year available).
Essay: How Religious Groups Differ in Educational Attainment
A new Pew Research Center global demographic study shows differences in educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups.