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  • 10 facts about religion in America

    • August 27, 2015

    It’s a fascinating time for conversations about faith in the United States, with Pope Francis set to visit, a presidential election on the horizon and major trends reshaping the country’s religious landscape. Read More

  • Declining Ratings for Mexico’s Peña Nieto

    • August 27, 2015

    Three years after being elected president, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto is increasingly unpopular, and his ratings on specific issues, such as education, corruption and fighting drugs and crime, have dropped sharply. Read More

  • Remembering Katrina: Wide racial divide over government’s response

    • August 27, 2015

    Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,000 people. From the start, the tragedy had a powerful racial component – images of poor, mostly black New Orleans residents stranded on rooftops and crowded amid fetid conditions in what was then the Louisiana Superdome. Read More

  • A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews

    • August 26, 2015

    Compared with most other Jewish Americans, Orthodox Jews on average are younger, get married earlier and have bigger families. They also tend to be more religiously observant and more socially and politically conservative. Read More

  • Manners 2.0: Key findings about etiquette in the digital age

    • August 26, 2015

    Our "always-on" mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It's also rewriting social norms of what is rude and what is acceptable behavior. Read More