Where are people most comfortable discussing a subject like Edward Snowden? At a family dinner.

Where are people most comfortable discussing a subject like Edward Snowden? At a family dinner.

Where do you fit? Do you get news from Facebook?
We have new numbers out on what Americans think of police and race relations. 

We have new numbers out on what Americans think of police and race relations. 

mashable:

A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University has found that social media doesn’t encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet.


The survey, conducted among 1,801 U.S. adults, asked people about their willingness to discuss the Edward Snowden leaks on social media and in person. Social media users demonstrated a particular hesitance to discuss the topic — 86% of those surveyed said they wold be willing to have an offline discussion on Snowden, while only 42% of Facebook and Twitter users said they would post about it online.

You can learn more about the study here.

(via pewinternet)

Amid continuing tensions over the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., most Americans give relatively low marks to police departments around the country for holding officers accountable for misconduct, using the appropriate amount of force, and treating racial and ethnic groups equally.

Amid continuing tensions over the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., most Americans give relatively low marks to police departments around the country for holding officers accountable for misconduct, using the appropriate amount of force, and treating racial and ethnic groups equally.

A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms even as the total number of public school students has increased. A milestone is expected to be reached this fall when minorities outnumber whites among the nation’s public school students for the first time.

A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms even as the total number of public school students has increased. A milestone is expected to be reached this fall when minorities outnumber whites among the nation’s public school students for the first time.

India, with its emerging economy and vast population, is becoming an attractive market for news organizations looking to grow their international audience. Since 2010, nine major outlets from the U.S. or UK have launched or will launch a digital outlet in India.

India, with its emerging economy and vast population, is becoming an attractive market for news organizations looking to grow their international audience. Since 2010, nine major outlets from the U.S. or UK have launched or will launch a digital outlet in India.

About one-in-ten Americans (11%) describe themselves as libertarian and know what the term means. 

pewinternet:

Internet adoption in India is up — about 3/4 of the population own cell phones, and the country recently surpassed 100 million active Facebook users. Online news consumption is also increasing.

A growing number of news companies are making plays for India’s growing digital market, with The Huffington Post being the latest entrant.

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Worldwide, the number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. In the U.S., the population of seniors is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million.
See more projections for the global population in 2050.

Worldwide, the number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050. In the U.S., the population of seniors is expected to slightly more than double, from 41 to 86 million.

See more projections for the global population in 2050.

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The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week. A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in tandem, peaking on both mediums the day after two journalists were arrested and protests turned more violent.

The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week. A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in tandem, peaking on both mediums the day after two journalists were arrested and protests turned more violent.

How public reactions to the events in Ferguson compared to those after the death of Trayvon Martin.