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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- International migration from sub-Saharan African countries to Europe and the U.S. has grown over the past decade. Many who live in sub-Saharan Africa say they would move to another country if they could.
Sub-Saharan African nations account for nine of the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations since 2010.
Nearly 13 million Syrians are displaced after seven years of conflict in their country a total that amounts to about six-in-ten of Syrias pre-conflict population, according to Pew Research Center estimates. No nation in recent decades has had such a
The resettlement of refugees in the U.S. has been fairly consistent across the country since 2002, with no state resettling a majority of them. In fiscal year 2017, no state resettled more than 10% of the 53,716 refugees the nation admitted that year
In the U.S., the racial and ethnic wealth gap has evolved differently for families at different income levels since the Great Recession.
Large shares of black and Hispanic public school students in the U.S. attend schools where their own race or ethnicity accounts for at least half of students.
Most of the United States 20 largest immigrant groups experienced increases in naturalization rates between 2005 and 2015, with India and Ecuador posting the biggest increases among origin countries.
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed over the past decade.
Nearly 364,000 foreign students with F-1 visas were newly enrolled at a U.S. college or university in 2016, double the number at the outset of the Great Recession, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcemen
Last Thursday, after grocery shopping with a lighter heart since Things Are Back To Normal, I was steering my Prius back home, barely grimacing at That Horrid Taco's Sign. It was so cold, but at least it was sunny, and I had a car full of groceries,
In the U.S., four-in-ten women and roughly a quarter of adults ages 65 and older say they play video games at least sometimes.
Loss is a landscape I am forced to navigate every day.Loved spaces once shared are now places where pain lives. To occupy those spaces is to encounter the piercing realty of just how much I've lost. And since this reality encompasses most of the spac
It's been so very long since I wrote anything that I'm just going to open up my head and see what falls out. I'm worried, actually, that there's Nothing In There, just my bleached skull and a powdery residue from what used to be my brain. Oh, October
More than 40 million blacks live in the United States, making up around 13% of the nations population. Here are five facts about the U.S. black population today, drawn from Pew Research Center studies in the last year.
It's been six months now, half a year since they told me I have pancreatic cancer. I've recovered from the huge Whipple Procedure surgery, made peace with the medications I need to take for the rest of life and am...It's been six months now, half a y
While positive opinions of the FBI among Republicans have slipped since early last year, two-thirds of Americans including a majority of Republicans view the bureau favorably.
In 2017, nearly 79 million adults (31.9% of the adult population) lived in a shared household. In 1995, 55 million adults (28.8%) lived in a shared household.
Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but 'news you can use' posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.
For five countries Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Liberia remittances from citizens abroad are equivalent to at least a quarter of GDP.
An analysis of 9.7 million tweets reveals that news organizations played the largest role in which content was linked to in discussions about immigration compared with other information providers.
On Friday, in a couple of comments and even more emails, readers asked how I lost 40-odd pounds, what my weight loss plan was. It's been more than five years since I wrote about that so maybe it's time for...On Friday, in a couple of comments and eve
Did you know that the number one reason people 65 and older use social networking websites is to connect with family? I suppose I could have guessed that but since I don't participate in social networks beyond publishing Time Goes...Did you know that
Yikes! Almost two weeks since my last post. Lots of excuses, but let's leave them be and jump right in with something that makes it easy to Get Back At It (the It being writing a blogpost).Quicky Monday Meme: Love/Hate Relationships1. What song/kind
An estimated 3.45 million Muslims of all ages were living in the United States in 2017, accounting for about 1.1% of the country's total population.
Substantial shares of Americans of nearly all religious groups as well as those who have no religious affiliation say they meditate at least once a week.
High intermarriage rates and declining immigration are changing how some Americans with Hispanic ancestry see their identity. Most U.S. adults with Hispanic ancestry self-identify as Hispanic, but 11%, or 5 million, do not.
Foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States in 2015, up 22% from 2007. Overall, foreign-owned companies accounted for 5.5% of all U.S. private sector employment in 2015.
More than two-thirds of special immigrant visas have gone to Afghans (48,601) since fiscal 2007. Iraqis have received 21,961 such visas.
Seventy years since the partition of India, read about attitudes in India on a range of subjects, including Pakistan and the handling of the Kashmir dispute.
Oslo on a rare sunny dayRick and I put off going to Scandinavia for many years because it was crazily expensive. We decided that, since at our stage of life we dont have too many trips left, it was probably now or never for Scandinavia. And we are so
Many U.S. adults say they would benefit a lot from having at least one of seven different kinds of help in accessing information to help with decision-making.
Ethiopia has 36 million Orthodox Christians, the worlds second-largest Orthodox population after Russia. By many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have much higher levels of religious commitment than do Orthodox Christians in the faiths heartland of Cent
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Much of the growth in foreign students has happened since the start of the Great Recession.
The public continues to express at least some confidence that Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation into Russias involvement in the 2016 election.
There were around 20.4 million U.S. veterans in 2016, representing less than 10% of the total U.S. adult population. Read key findings about U.S. veterans.
Today, there are approximately 260 million Orthodox Christians in the world, accounting for 12% of the global Christian population. Read key takeaways about Orthodox Christians.
This Fall we attended the funerals of two more friends, whose company we had enjoyed for over four decades. Their services were packed, and many of the same people attended both, since we had all been in the same circle since the 60s.When we arrived
Along with shoes, cows, and books, I've been sort of obsessed with Names since I was a child. I've written about Names quite a bit here at the Dept., and I've mentioned more than once how I feel disappointed with my own. My given Name, Nancy, has nev
Millennials are expected to overtake Boomers in population in the U.S. in 2019 as their numbers swell to 73 million and Boomers decline to 72 million.
The interactive chart below illustrates the shift in the American publics political values over the past two decades, using a scale of 10 questions asked together on seven Pew Research Center surveys since 1994.
Though the U.S. has resettled more refugees than any country since 1980, the number of resettled refugees in the U.S. has not grown along with the worldwide refugee population in recent years.
The share of Republicans who are very or somewhat pessimistic about the future of the Republican Party has nearly doubled since December 2016.
Overall, 36% of Americans get science news at least a few times a week and three-in-ten actively seek it. Most get science news from general news outlets, but more see specialty sources as being accurate.
The U.S. Latino population, the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth since 2000, has itself evolved during this time.
More than 700 proposed amendments have been introduced into the House or Senate since 1999, but not one has become part of the Constitution.
Last year, a slight majority of Americans said they were at least somewhat worried about the development of autonomous cars and hesitant about riding in one if given the chance.
A record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Today, 67% of U.S. adults get at least some news on social media. Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat serve as sources of news for more of their users, though Facebook still leads as a source of news for Americans.
The share of Americans who say racism is a big problem in society has increased 8 percentage points in the past two years and has roughly doubled since 2011.
This Congress has passed more substantive bills so far in its session than any since 2007 though nearly a third of them were to undo Obama-era rules.