With its newest additions, the College of Cardinals will have 128 voting members, 42% of whom are European, down from 52% in 2013.
79 countries and territories out of the 198 studied around the world (40%) had laws or policies in 2019 banning blasphemy.
Immigrants – particularly those from African nations – are a growing share of the U.S. Black population.
Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa tend to be more religious than U.S.-born Black adults or immigrants from the Caribbean.
Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.
Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role.
Around a fifth (21%) of the 198 countries evaluated banned at least one religion-related group in 2019, our analysis found.
It is estimated that at least 700,000 immigrants from 12 countries currently have or are eligible to have a reprieve from deportation under TPS.
17% of the global population could be considered middle income in 2020. Most people were either low income (51%) or poor (10%).
Putting minimum wage policy in the hands of lawmakers is one of several ways in which the U.S. approach stands apart from other countries.
The unauthorized immigrant population’s size and composition has ebbed and flowed significantly over the past 30 years.