U.S. PoliticsSeptember 23, 2015

Fewer immigrants in Congress today than in years past

Members of Congress today are less likely to be immigrants, especially compared with other periods of history when surges of new arrivals occurred, a new analysis by the Pew Research Center finds.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 31, 2015

Current Congress is looking a little more productive – so far

Legislative productivity may be on an upswing, as lawmakers enacted more bills before their August break than either of the two preceding Congresses.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 27, 2015

Remembering Katrina: Wide racial divide over government’s response

Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,000 people. From the start, the tragedy had a powerful racial component – images of poor, mostly black New Orleans residents stranded on rooftops and crowded amid fetid conditions in what was then the Louisiana Superdome.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 29, 2015

Negative Views of Supreme Court at Record High

Following major, end-of-term rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, unfavorable opinions of the Supreme Court have reached a 30-year high.

June 29, 2015

In greater Dallas area, segregation by income and race

Income segregation has increased over the past 30 years in 27 of the 30 largest U.S. metro areas. There were clear divisions between low-income and middle- and upper-income areas, as well as along racial lines.

ReligionJune 26, 2015

How the Supreme Court’s decision for gay marriage could affect religious institutions

Some legal scholars and others are trying to determine how a ruling granting same-sex couples a constitutional right to wed might affect religious institutions.

ReligionJune 26, 2015

5 facts about same-sex marriage

There has been a dramatic shift in recent years in Americans’ attitudes about gay marriage, with support rising to 57% in May 2015.

U.S. PoliticsJune 26, 2015

Half of unmarried LGBT Americans say they would like to wed

Public support for same-sex marriage has surged: 57% of Americans favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, up from 36% in 2005 and 27% in 1996.

U.S. PoliticsMay 21, 2015

Negative Views of New Congress Cross Party Lines

The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign.

ScienceMay 18, 2015

With trade on Congress’ agenda, just what does the U.S. import and export?

Though crude oil continues to be the nation’s single biggest import, energy exports have risen sharply. Exports of some metals and agricultural products also have grown rapidly.