23% of U.S. adults say they know all their neighbors’ names.
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November 03, 2016

Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession

There were 8 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. working or looking for work in 2014, making up 5% of the civilian labor force. The number was unchanged and the share was down slightly since 2009, the year the Great Recession officially ended.

Plus: Read five facts about illegal immigration in the U.S. and explore a map and timeline of the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population.

Civic Engagement Strongly Tied to Local News Habits

The roughly one-in-five U.S. adults who are highly attached to their communities demonstrate much stronger ties to local news than the less engaged. Similarly, 27% of adults who say they always vote in local elections display stronger news habits than those who do not always vote in local elections.

Just how does the general election exit poll work, anyway?

As Americans watch election results roll in on Tuesday, they'll be hearing a lot about exit polling. Learn more about the general election exit poll and how it's conducted from Joe Lenski, the co-founder and executive vice president of Edison, the firm that runs it.

Obama job approval higher, but views of him are still the most polarized in recent history

Though approval of Barack Obama's job performance is as high as any point over the past four years, his approval ratings on average continue to be more politically polarized than those of any president dating back to Dwight Eisenhower.

Why Electoral College 'landslides' are easier to win than popular vote ones

No matter who wins the presidential election, it’s a good bet that his or her margin of victory will look a lot more impressive in the electoral vote than the popular vote.

U.S. electoral system ranks high – but not highest – in global comparisons

The U.S. generally ranks highly on the overall freedom and fairness of its elections when compared with other countries. In its most recent report, Freedom House gave the U.S. electoral process 11 out of 12 possible points on its “electoral process” scale.

Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Economic Concerns

Despite souring sentiment about Japan's economy and concern about its declining world role, many Japanese believe that global economic involvement is good for the country and that their country should help other nations with their problems.

How Republicans see the GOP on the eve of the 2016 election

American public, foreign policy experts sharply disagree over involvement in global economy

Clinton, Trump supporters deeply divided over use of fossil fuel energy sources

Women drive increase in Democratic support for legal abortion

It’s harder for Clinton supporters to respect Trump backers than vice versa

Child marriage is rare in the U.S., though this varies by state

Italy on track to surpass Greece in refugee arrivals for 2016

Media Mentions

Unlawful immigrants make up smaller - not larger - share of U.S. workforce


The Undocumented Immigrant Workforce Isn’t Growing


Do you read a lot of local news? You’re more likely to be a voter


Almost 60 percent of Clinton supporters have a hard time respecting Trump voters


More Japanese view U.S. as in decline and threat to nation, survey shows

THE Japan Times

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