U.S. PoliticsApril 12, 2017

Public Supports Syria Missile Strikes, but Few See a ‘Clear Plan’ for Addressing Situation

Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are about three times as likely as Republicans and Republican leaners to say the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees from Syria.

GlobalMarch 15, 2017

European asylum applications remained near record levels in 2016

In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.

March 10, 2017

Six countries named in revised Trump travel order accounted for more than 650,000 U.S. entries since 2006

Entries from the affected countries made up about 0.1% of the more than 517 million total entries to the U.S. between fiscal years 2006 and 2015.

GlobalMarch 7, 2017

In many countries, at least four-in-ten in the labor force are women

Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%.

GlobalFebruary 24, 2017

Since travel order lifted, more than 1,800 refugees from affected countries have entered U.S.

More than 1,800 refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen have resettled in the U.S. since a federal court judge suspended key parts of an executive order President Donald Trump signed on Jan. 27 that restricted travel from these seven nations.

GlobalFebruary 14, 2017

African immigrant population in U.S. steadily climbs

African immigrants make up a small share of the U.S. immigrant population, but their numbers are growing – roughly doubling every decade since 1970.

GlobalFebruary 3, 2017

Countries affected by Trump travel rules accounted for more than 900,000 U.S. entries since 2006

The seven nations affected by a new executive order suspending refugee admissions accounted for 904,415 legal U.S. entries between fiscal years 2006 and 2015.

ReligionJanuary 31, 2017

World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think

While many, especially in the U.S., may associate Islam with the Middle East or North Africa, nearly two-thirds of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region.

GlobalJanuary 20, 2017

U.S. on track to reach Obama administration’s goal of resettling 110,000 refugees this year

The Obama administration’s goal of receiving 110,000 refugees in fiscal 2017 is significantly higher than last year’s target of 85,000.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 12, 2017

The World Facing Trump: Public Sees ISIS, Cyberattacks, North Korea as Top Threats

When he takes office next week, President-elect Donald Trump will inherit an array of global threats in the view of the public.