The president has been slow to nominate people to fill key posts, and most of those he has named have had to overcome the cloture hurdle before being confirmed.
Courtney Kennedy of Pew Research Center, who chaired survey researchers organization AAPOR's task force on political polling in the 2016 U.S. elections, discuss the group's findings and recommendations.
From Social Security to national parks, a look at long-range trends in federal outlays relative to the U.S. economy
Americans generally support paid family and medical leave, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, but relatively few workers have access to it. Access to paid leave varies considerably by industry, type of employer and employer's size.
The ranks of Americans who trace their ancestry back to Ireland – long one of the most prominent subgroups in American society – are slowly declining.
Immigrants made up 17.2% of the total U.S. workforce in 2014, or about 27 million workers. Private households were the biggest immigrant-employing "industry," followed by textile, apparel and leather manufacturers and the farm sector.
Although the unemployment rate gets most of the attention, the government's monthly jobs report contains lots of other data that, properly interpreted, can provide a fuller picture of the U.S. economy.
A conversation with the director of the Center's Data Labs team on their new report on congressional communications and the uses and misuses of "big data."
American students continue to rank around the middle of the pack, and behind many other advanced industrial nations, in international assessments of math, science and reading.
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.