Latinos impulsan el electorado más diverso de la historia en EE.UU.

La composición del electorado que elegirá al nuevo presidente de EE.UU., en noviembre del 2016, será la más diversa en la historia del país, gracias en parte a un aumento récord del número de hispanos aptos para votar. Fotos: 30 latinos que abrieron camino Un nuevo estudio del Pew Research Center concluye que casi uno de cada tres votantes (31%) que podrán votar el 8 de noviembre, será latino, negro o asiático, un aumento de 2 puntos porcentuales en relación con las …

7 hallazgos sorprendentes del 2015

Cada año, el Pew Research Center repasa los hechos más memorables que ilustraron las tendencias que impactaron nuestro mundo. Los temas que se analizaron en 2015 son de una amplia gama, que incluye asuntos específicos como los videojuegos y los cuidadores familiares hasta áreas más amplias como las actitudes políticas, el cambio climático global y la afiliación religiosa. Fotos: 10 consecuencias del cambio climático De la preocupación por el cambio climático al aumento de la generación del milenio —hasta convertirse en el mayor …

Millennials Create Their Own Expressions of Religion

At Passover seders and in Christian churches this week, families will gather to observe the religious holidays. While some adult children will join in, many will do so out of a sense of obligation rather than practice. More than one-third of all millennials say they are “religiously unaffiliated” today, the highest percentage ever in Pew Research Center polling. It’s not just a rite of passage. Both Gen X and boomers were significantly more religiously affiliated as young adults. So why …

6 Political Truths About 50+ Americans

Americans are more divided along ideological lines – and animosity between Democrats and Republicans is deeper and more extensive – than at any time in the past 20 years, a new report from the Pew Research Center shows. As part of a yearlong study of political polarization in the United States, Pew conducted the largest political survey in its history, polling more than 10,000 adults from Jan. 23 to March 16. It’s a mother lode of age-segmented data on the political attitudes …

Are Those Fun Online Quizzes Invading Your Privacy?

What city should you live in? Which Love Boat character are you? What superpower should you have? Fun quizzes are all the rage online these days. Buzzfeed (which says I should live in Portland, Ore.) is leading the charge, but even the scholarly Pew Research Center (“How Millennial Are You?”) and the New York Times (“How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk”) have a hand in the fad. The exercises are addictive, shareable, entertaining. So what’s not to like? Here’s …

Stop the Sequester (Wait … What’s a Sequester?)

The major budget cuts looming on March 1 are a bad idea, whether you know much about them or not. That’s one takeaway from a new poll by the Pew Research Center and USA Today on issues that are likely to dominate the political landscape this year. By a 9 point margin (49 to 40 percent), those polled favored finding a way around the $85 billion in spending cuts scheduled for military and most domestic programs – known in Washington …