Most Americans say U.S. economic system is unfair, but high-income Republicans disagree
Is the U.S. economic system fair to most Americans, or is it “rigged” to favor the rich and powerful?
5 facts about race in America
The latest data on the state of race relations in the U.S. and how much progress has been made — or not — in achieving racial equality.
The many ways to measure economic inequality
Just what is “economic inequality”? Depends on whom you ask.
What it means to be poor by global standards
What exactly does it mean to live on $2 per day? And how does that compare with the notion of poverty in richer countries?
Latin America’s middle class grows, but in some regions more than others
As a whole, Latin America enjoyed solid economic growth in the first decade of this century, with a fall in poverty, a decrease in income inequality and a rise of its middle class.
Are you in the global middle class? Find out with our income calculator
On a global scale, just 13% of the world’s population could be considered middle income in 2011, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Where do you fit?
5 facts for Pope Francis’ visit to South America
Pope Francis begins a highly anticipated seven-day South American trip on Sunday that includes stops in Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. As millions of faithful Catholics prepare to welcome Pope Francis next week, here are key facts about his trip.
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.
6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month
Blacks have made progress on several fronts, including educational attainment and voting rates, but large gaps by race persist in areas such as wealth and poverty measures.
Are Americans ready for Obama’s ‘middle class’ populism?
Trends in public opinion are in line with Obama’s agenda: The priority given to deficit reduction has slipped somewhat, while public support for rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure has increased.