Mid-market newspapers were the most likely to suffer layoffs in 2018. Digital-native news outlets also faced continued layoffs.
Around a quarter of college faculty in the U.S. were nonwhite in fall 2017, compared with 45% of students.
In 18 states and the District of Columbia, Latino children accounted for at least 20% of public school kindergarten students in 2017.
Democrats are largely united in backing a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Republican opinion on this issue is more divided.
The most common age was 11 for Hispanics, 27 for blacks and 29 for Asians as of last July. Multiracial Americans were by far the youngest racial or ethnic group.
Negative views of technology companies’ impact on the country have nearly doubled since 2015, from 17% to 33%.
In addition to government actions, there also was a dramatic increase in Europe in some measures of social hostility to religion.
The population of Puerto Rico stood at 3.2 million in 2018, its lowest point since 1979 and down sharply from 2017.
Overall, about half of U.S. women and 38% of men said in 2018 that they personally hoped a woman would be elected president in their lifetime.
While Democrats broadly say the government has a responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all Americans, they are divided over how to achieve this.