Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
The backlog in naturalization applications has ballooned to more than 700,000. Wait times have doubled in the last three years.
Single parents and unmarried parents who live together spend less on their children than married parents.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it's that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
Most of the world might hate Trump, but in some places, based largely on his policies, there is hope and even admiration.
The typical American's annual household carbon footprint is over five times the world per capita average.
City rankings have become big business – but this expert thinks it's best to ignore them.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
People living in rural and small town America have much at stake in the 2020 census. But census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
South Africa’s data collection is constantly improving. That's especially true when it comes to metrics that weren't collected or were distorted for political purposes during apartheid.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.
A recent public deliberation in British Columbia identified that access to government data should be managed carefully and efficiently.
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
Flint's highest recorded lead levels were typical for water systems that report problems. What's more, a number of cities haven't reported their lead issues.
Sharing data openly across regions and organisations can help to accelerate preparedness and responses to public health emergencies.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
In the US, poverty is measured by income level. But that measure misses many other aspects of poverty – like unemployment, poor health and a lack of health insurance.
A study of over 700,000 state and local drug arrests shows that two out of three cases involve a small amount of illegal drugs.