Vaccines, National Identity, Women’s Labor
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About half of Americans say they exercise every day (15%) or a few times a week (38%).
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February 02, 2017
Vast majority of Americans say benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh risks
While 82% of Americans support requiring childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella, parents of young children rate the risks of the vaccine higher and the benefits lower.
National identity: What it takes to truly be ‘one of us’
Debates over what it means to be a “true” American, Australian, German or other nationality have often highlighted the importance of a person being born in a particular country. But a new survey finds that people generally place a relatively low premium on a person’s birthplace and that language far and away is seen as the most critical to national identity.
The changing face of Congress in 5 charts
The new 115th Congress looks different from previous ones in several ways: It’s the most diverse, it has more women, more education and less military experience, and while it’s still overwhelmingly Christian, it is more Catholic and less Protestant.
Women may never make up half of the U.S. workforce
Recently released projections indicate that the female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060, meaning that women will remain a minority of the labor force.
World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think
Although many people may associate Islam with countries in the Middle East or North Africa, 62% of Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region. In fact, more Muslims live in India and Pakistan (344 million combined) than in the entire Middle East-North Africa region.
Key facts about refugees to the U.S.
The Trump administration’s suspension of refugee admissions is not the first by the U.S. After the 2001 terrorist attacks, the country largely suspended refugee resettlement for three months while security measures were examined. Here’s a roundup of key facts about refugees to the United States.
Most Americans see labor unions, corporations favorably
5 facts about abortion
Trump’s vaccine views are at odds with those of most Americans
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The Strange Mental Quirk That’s Endangering the Public’s Health
Most Americans Think the Benefits of the MMR Vaccine Outweigh Risks
To Be American Is To Speak English
A Third Of The U.S. Says Being Christian Is A Key Part Of Being American
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