In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes
Hispanics were the only major racial or ethnic group  group to see its poverty rate decline and incomes rise in 2013.
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Strong majorities of wealthy and middle income Republicans (those with family incomes of $50,000 or higher) say that the poor have it easy, with more than seven-in-ten holding that view.

Lower income Republicans (with incomes under $20,000) have a distinctly different view on this issue: only 45% say the poor have it easy, while fully 50% say the poor have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough.

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Public is sharply divided in views of Americans in poverty

Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and other areas much less plugged in. 

Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and other areas much less plugged in. 

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

What do you think about trade?
Most of the world supports globalization in theory, but many question it in practice
Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.

Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.

(Source: huffpostbooks, via huffingtonpost)

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats approve of President Obama’s military plan against ISIS, but one group is not quite on board: younger people.

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats approve of President Obama’s military plan against ISIS, but one group is not quite on board: younger people.

"A majority of Latino adults (55%) say they are Catholic, while 16% are evangelical Protestants and 5% are mainline Protestants. The share who say they are Catholic has declined from 67% in 2010."

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

In a rare display of bipartisanship, majorities of both Republicans (64%) and Democrats (60%) approve of President Obama’s plan for a military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

In a rare display of bipartisanship, majorities of both Republicans (64%) and Democrats (60%) approve of President Obama’s plan for a military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

11 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month