It’s been nearly half a century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his hope for a future in which the “manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” would no longer bind black Americans, for a day when the United States would “rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed…that all men are created equal.” His speech, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to… more
A new survey from the Brookings Institution reveals that poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs, due in part to the Great Recession.
Your economist friend is probably not your best source of advice when it comes to the stock market.
A fascinating account of how Census data collection changed race in America.
A new Urban Institute study shows that over the past five years, the wealth gap between white Americans and racial minorities has widened substantially. Black (78%) and Hispanic (78%) Americans are also more likely than white Americans (54%) to agree that our society would be better off if the distribution of wealth was more equal.
Is atheism only for the upper class? Research Director Daniel Cox parses the demographic data among the religiously unaffiliated.
Income inequality in New York City, starkly illustrated through its subway map. Sixty percent of Americans agree that the government should do more to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor.
New data shows that teen pregnancy rates in New York City have plunged 27% over the past decade. Over this time, the city has worked to make it easier for teenagers to access condoms and other contraceptives. A slim majority of Americans favor allowing methods of birth control to be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental approval.
Less than a week before President Obama addresses Congress in his fourth State of the Union speech, our weekly graphic shows a divided nation on many of the issues that Obama is likely to address.
Don’t necessarily blame the refs when your team loses – a significant number of Americans report that God has a hand in determining winners and losers in sports games.