Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
Visualizations can help you understand data better – but they can also confuse or mislead. Here, some tips on what to watch out for.
For most of the past five decades, income inequality has been higher in rural counties than in urban areas. Now, urban areas are catching up.
Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
A quarter of Americans, many of them non-white, are worried about data privacy and confidentiality in the 2020 census.
In a survey, a majority of liberals and conservatives reported that they trust doctors and the CDC to reduce US risk of a coronavirus epidemic.
The number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three decades, reaching their lowest number in 32 years.
In a survey, Trump supporters showed the lowest faith in the Supreme Court, the federal government, the media and other pillars of society.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Between 1983 and 2013, the number of immigrants detained in rural county jails has increased.
In his State of the Union address, Trump said workers are experiencing a boom in wages. The numbers say different.
By 2050, the majority of Americans will not be white. That future is already on its way here – just look at the demographics of kids ages 10 and under.
A new analysis of over 400 actors shows that gender discrimination plays a major role in Hollywood salaries.
Many want to come to the United States, as an asylee, a migrant or a citizen. But those journeys have become more complicated.
Fewer people belong to a congregation or identify as Protestant or Catholic. And yet, most congregations say their membership is growing or stable.
Over the last 35 years, the number of Americans who have moved has steadily declined to nearly half of their previous levels.
The United States is the only developed, democratic country that has a political culture of selling ambassadorships.
Trump’s attempt to co-opt Ukraine’s precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.
Since 1990, the homicide rate has declined by 20%. Researchers are still figuring out what’s behind the trend: increased incarceration, improvements in the economy or even aging populations.
After a foreign policy win, presidents usually enjoy a short-term poll boost. But that’s often followed by a long-term decline.