Under Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals has become less European
With its newest additions, the College of Cardinals will have 128 voting members, 42% of whom are European, down from 52% in 2013.
After surging in 2019, migrant apprehensions at U.S.-Mexico border fell sharply in fiscal 2020
U.S. Border Patrol agents expelled or apprehended 15,862 migrants at the southwest border in April, down 47% from March.
Science and Scientists Held in High Esteem Across Global Publics
Majorities across 20 publics say government investments in scientific research are worthwhile and express a lot or some confidence in scientists to do what is right for the public.
The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
Attitudes Toward Diversity in 11 Emerging Economies
Across the surveyed countries, opinion varies widely about the value of diversity. But interacting with people of different backgrounds is related to more positive attitudes about the role of diversity in society.
The U.S. in one word: Canadians say ‘Trump,’ Mexicans point to ‘money’ and ‘work’
President Trump’s name is the most frequently mentioned word among Canadians. Mexicans more often cite words related to economics.
Democratic Rights Popular Globally but Commitment to Them Not Always Strong
Majorities say the democratic principles tested on our survey are at least somewhat important. But often, underwhelming percentages describe democratic rights and institutions as very important.
Many Catholics in Latin America – including a majority in Brazil – support allowing priests to marry
In Brazil – home to the world’s largest Catholic population – a majority of Catholics are in favor of allowing priests to marry.
Many immigrants with Temporary Protected Status face uncertain future in U.S.
Roughly 317,000 immigrants from 10 countries have this status after fleeing dangerous conditions at home. Learn about where these protections stand.
What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 5 charts
Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.
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