Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.
The 2020 U.S. presidential election is rapidly coming into view – and so is the electorate that will determine its outcome.
The 69 immigrants and children of immigrants in the 116th Congress claim heritage in 38 countries and are overwhelmingly Democrats.
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About seven-in-ten U.S. parents younger than 50 say it’s unlikely they will have more children in the future.
Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
Today’s 6- to 21-year-olds are already America’s most racially and ethnically diverse generation – and more of them are heading to college than previous generations.
Latinos made up an estimated 11% of all voters nationwide on Election Day, nearly matching their share of the U.S. eligible voter population.
There were wide differences in voting preferences between men and women, whites and nonwhites, as well as people with more and less educational attainment.