Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants.
Two-Thirds of Americans Think Government Should Do More on Climate
There is bipartisan support for several proposals to reduce the effects of climate change, especially for large scale tree-plantings to help absorb carbon emissions and offering tax credits to businesses that capture carbon emissions.
Coronavirus death toll is heavily concentrated in Democratic congressional districts
Nearly a quarter of all U.S. deaths attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts.
Populations skew older in some of the countries hit hard by COVID-19
Some countries where COVID-19 has been deadliest – including the United States and Italy – have populations that skew considerably older than the global average.
Most of the 23 million immigrants eligible to vote in 2020 election live in just five states
California has more immigrant eligible voters (5.5 million) than any other state, followed by New York, Florida, Texas and New Jersey.
Big houses, small houses: Partisans continue to want different things in a community
Conservative Republicans are about twice as likely as liberal Democrats to prefer a community where the houses are larger and farther apart.
In a rising number of U.S. counties, Hispanic and black Americans are the majority
In a growing number of U.S. counties, a majority of residents are Hispanic or black, reflecting the nation's changing demographics.
Reflecting a demographic shift, 109 U.S. counties have become majority nonwhite since 2000
Overall, 293 U.S. counties were majority nonwhite in 2018. Most of these are concentrated in California, the South and on the East Coast.
A view of the nation’s future through kindergarten demographics
In 18 states and the District of Columbia, Latino children accounted for at least 20% of public school kindergarten students in 2017.
Puerto Rico’s population declined sharply after hurricanes Maria and Irma
The population of Puerto Rico stood at 3.2 million in 2018, its lowest point since 1979 and down sharply from 2017.
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