Nothing lame about this lame duck: 116th Congress had busiest post-election session in recent history
No lame-duck session in the nearly 5 decades for which data is available has been as legislatively productive as that of the 116th Congress.
America is exceptional in the nature of its political divide
The U.S. is not the only country wrestling with political fissures. But the pandemic has revealed how pervasive the divide in U.S. politics is.
Appendix A: Economic categorization
Black imprisonment rate in the U.S. has fallen by a third since 2006
There were 1,501 black prisoners for every 100,000 black adults in 2018, down sharply from 2,261 black inmates per 100,000 black adults in 2006.
Public opinion about coronavirus is more politically divided in U.S. than in other advanced economies
Across 13 countries, people’s assessments of how well their country had handled the coronavirus outbreak were closely tied to partisanship.
1. Little trust in Trump’s handling of international affairs
Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World
Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.
Key findings: How living arrangements vary by religious affiliation around the world
Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
Supporters of European populist parties stand out on key issues, from EU to Putin
A look at how supporters of European populist parties stand out on key issues, from the European Union to Putin.
2. United Nations and World Health Organization receive positive ratings across most countries
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