Fewer than a third of countries currently have a military draft; most exclude women
The U.S. is one of 23 countries where the military draft is authorized but not currently implemented. An additional 60 have some form of an active conscription program.
6 demographic trends shaping the U.S. and the world in 2019
Millennials are the largest adult generation in the United States, and the American family continues to change.
Gender gap widens in views of government’s role – and of Trump
Gender differences in the U.S. about the size and scope of government have been evident for more than a decade, but they have widened in recent years.
Key findings on Americans’ views of race in 2019
Many Americans say the country hasn’t gone far enough in giving black people equal rights with whites. Most believe slavery continues to impact black people’s status.
Race in America 2019
Most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president.
The countries with the 10 largest Christian populations and the 10 largest Muslim populations
The global Muslim population is more concentrated in Islam’s main population centers than the global Christian population is for Christianity.
Majority Says Trump Has Done ‘Too Little’ to Distance Himself From White Nationalists
The public’s views of Donald Trump have changed little over the course of his presidency – and this is the case for opinions about whether Trump has done enough to distance himself from white nationalist groups.
Science knowledge varies by race and ethnicity in U.S.
About half of whites correctly answered at least nine of 11 science-related questions, compared with much smaller shares of Hispanics and blacks.
The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
In 2018, women earned 85% of what men earned. The wage gap was somewhat smaller for adults ages 25 to 34 than for all workers 16 and older.
The share of women in legislatures around the world is growing, but they are still underrepresented
No world region has reached gender parity in the share of legislative seats held by women. Only three nations individually have reached or surpassed parity.
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