Pew Research Center

More Americans are renting than at any time in the last 50 years

More US households are headed by renters than at any point during the last five decades. For most, it's not their preference.<p>That's according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Census Bureau.<p>It found that the share of households headed by homeowners stayed relatively flat from 2006, …

Real Estate

You can date someone who looks just like Donald Trump with this new app service

With social media influencing everything from plastic surgery to the appearance of American homes, it makes sense that people’s choice of partner would be next.<p>Have you ever wanted to swipe right on Kim Kardashian or even Donald Trump? Now you can browse and potentially date their lookalikes with a …

Relationships

Draining the swamp — of brainpower: Trump’s corrupt administration is fueled by anti-intellectualism

Trump got elected by attacking "elites." But he didn't mean rich people — only those with education and expertise<p>On the campaign trail last year Donald Trump forcefully promoted himself as the anti-corruption candidate and famously promised that he would “drain the swamp” in Washington if elected …

Donald Trump

Mapped: How the world views Trump's leadership

It has been six months since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States.<p>In the US, his leadership rating has consistently slipped - especially in the wake of the developing investigation into his campaign's ties with Russia.<p>Donald Trump approval rating tracker<p>Across the …

Donald Trump

Trumpcare makes single-payer health insurance sound great again

Now the Senate has a zombie Trumpcare bill too.<p>Back in March, you may recall, Speaker Paul Ryan, R.-Wis., called off a showdown vote on the House effort to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare.<p>Good riddance, said many Americans. The bill wold have caused 23 …

Health Care

Don’t Believe in God? Maybe You’ll Try U.F.O.s

Are Americans becoming less religious? It depends on what you mean by “religious.”<p>Polls certainly indicate a decline in religious affiliation, practice and belief. Just a couple of decades ago, about 95 percent of Americans reported belonging to a religious group. This number is now around 75 …

Atheism

Book Worms Are Superior Beings, And Now There’s Proof

Being in the middle of a book has been my happy place since I first sounded out the words to <i>Are You My Mother?</i> when I was about 6 years old. My mom …

Lifestyle

Your Smartphone Costs A Lot More Than You Think It Does

Since deciding to give up my smartphone, I have shown up to work on time or early every day. My Fitbit records that I have picked up an hour and a …

Conservative POV

Poll: Almost Half Of Leftists Say They Won't Be Friends With Trump Supporters

People tend to hang out with people they like. That often means people with whom they share values and community and life experiences. But now, it …

Elections

Self-evident - and still inconvenient - truths on climate change

When framers of the Declaration of Independence outlined those famous truths they believed self-evident, we can imagine they unanimously agreed that …

Climate

What Is a Pardon? Trump's Presidential Power to Forgive Criminals, Explained

Donald Trump has been asking about his power to grant clemency in light of the Russia investigation. Here's how it works.

Donald Trump

Higher Education Fallacies: What’s Behind Rising Conservative Distrust of Learning?

Photo by Hammerin Man | CC BY 2.0I recently delivered a lecture at the “Open University of the Left” in Chicago, titled “Does Capitalism Have a …

Higher Education

Smartphone Presence Reduces Our Brain Capacity, Study Finds

This is an interesting discovery for smartphone users, as a recent research reveals that our brain capacity declines substantially when our …

The Brain

There are more renters than any time since 1965

More people are renting than at any other point in the past 50 years.<p>In 2016, 36.6 percent of household heads rented their home, close to the 1965 …

Real Estate

This Survey Highlights A Major Issue With How Most Men View Online Sexual Harassment

"When it comes to online harassment, there’s no one-size-fits-all option."<p>On July 11, the Pew Research Center released an in-depth report detailing …

Gender

Religion, Health, And Why "Depression" Is Such A Taboo In The Black Community

My brother is five years older than me, but he was a special needs child, due to a learning disability and head trauma he experienced during an …

Mental Health

Does the American Dream no longer include home ownership?

While it has no official definition, the American Dream has always been the notion that citizens of the United States can better their lot in life through hard work. That encompasses the idea that hard-working kids of hard-working parents would have a better life than the previous generation and …

Housing

The Rise of the Nons: Protestants Keep Ditching Denominations

Ask an American Christian what type of church they belong to, and you’re more likely than ever to hear the label <i>nondenominational</i>.<p>The proportion of …

Religion

Survey: More Women are Paying Attention to Politics Post-Trump

Six in 10 women said they were watching politics more closely<p>Americans are paying more attention to politics and women are more likely to be tuning …

Politics

Poll: Nearly half of liberals say friend supporting Trump would hurt friendship

Almost half of liberal-leaning Democrats said that a friendship would be strained if they found out their friend had voted for President Trump, a new …

Elections

Trump First

Thursday marks six months of Donald Trump's presidency. As a businessman who thinks the U.S. government should be run more like a company, Trump …

Donald Trump

Survey: Women are paying more attention to politics with Trump in charge

A new survey released on Thursday showed that the public, especially college educated women, are paying more attention to politics since President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, according to Pew Research Center.<p>A national survey, conducted June 27 to July 9 among 2,505 adults, …

Conservative POV

More Women Than Men Are Getting Involved in Politics Since Trump Won

64 percent of women also said they found it "stressful and frustrating" to talk to someone with a different opinion of Trump than their own.

Elections

Nearly half of liberals don’t even like to be around Trump supporters

Liberals don't just hate President Trump; lots of them don't even like the idea of being in the company of his supporters.<p>That's the big takeaway from a new Pew Research Center survey, which is just the latest indicator of our remarkably tribal and partisan politics. And when it comes to Trump, …

Elections

4 Charts That Illustrate The Bias Against LGBTQ Workers In The Nonprofit World

More than 20% of nonprofit employees identify as LGBTQ. Perhaps that’s not surprising: Those who have traditionally been discriminated against or oppressed may have a strong impulse to ensure fair treatment and opportunities for others. What is perhaps surprising (or, perhaps not) is that many …

Diversity

Lifelong marriage is going out of style for young people—and their grandparents

The marriage market is picking up, but not for young newlyweds.<p>According to data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics, people over age 65 are getting married more, and divorcing more, as life expectancy lengthens and other social changes alter the traditional patterns of long-term …

Marriage

Conservatives are increasingly hostile to higher education. Who can blame them?

The collapse of GOP support coincides with the popularization of a militant brand of liberal political activism that gestates on college campuses.<p>The Pew Research Center has a new survey confirming that, as you'd expect, Republicans have little love for institutions like media and labor unions. …

Education

Loneliness Is Making Our Political Situation Worse

"I went on Twitter so I could have 150 angry people surrounding me—I needed my people."<p>At a recent event on social connection at the Aspen Ideas Festival, the facilitator put these words on a slide: "Using social media makes me…"<p>On one side of the slide was "more lonely"; on the other was "less …

Human Geography

Who uses the library more, seniors or millennials? | NOLA.com

Those darned millennials ... visit the public library more than any other generation of adults, the Pew Research Center reported June 21.<p>More than …

Human Geography

Chips and Salsa: Using Social Media to Win Young Broadcast News Consumers, and Train Journalists

The young woman leaning against the wall of the lecture hall, crouched down in her seat with her laptop cracked open, had a question for her …

Journalism