Though notable progress has been made, the share of women in top managerial positions of Fortune 500 companies lags far, far behind that of men. The consistent trend upwards is a promising step forward, though much remains to be done in the way of gender equality in the workplace.
“Domestic violence is not acceptable in the NFL,” says Commissioner Roger Goodell. So why did Robert Matthis’ desire to conceive a child with his wife receive twice the penalty of a man beating a woman unconscious? For more on the Ray Rice controversy and domestic violence in the NFL, see: bit.ly/1zYoomA
The number of American women that have taken vows in order to follow their faith as religious sisters - otherwise known as nuns - has fallen steeply. The total number of nuns in the United States has fallen 72% since 1965; for priests, the total has fallen by 35% over the same period.
It seems that efforts to further educate people on gun safety has in large part succeeded. The number of gun-related accidents is at its lowest ever at .2 for every 100,00 people. This is down 94% from the highest its ever been in 1904.
On August 11th, the world lost an incredible talent. With amazing range, Williams could play anything from a psychotic criminal, to a contemplative mentor, or a hilarious comedian. Over his illustrious career, Williams' 47 movies earned 5.14 billion dollars. Mrs. Doubtfire was the highest grossing movie of his career, earning nearly 430 million dollars.
These are the movies that won't be getting a sequel any time soon. Though each of these films will go down in movie infamy, Cutthroat Island tops the list as the biggest financial disaster in history. The 1995 film only made about ten million back from its original 115 million dollar budget.
When black people make up 60% of the population, but 92% of those who were involved in police searches, you know something isn't right. What's more, of those searched, 1 in 5 black people were carrying contraband, while 1 in 3 white people were carrying contraband.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual Americans above the age of 55 are slightly more likely to report identifying as highly religious than as not religious. 18 - 34 year old LGBT Americans, however, are developing a very different trend: they are 3 times more likely to report identifying as not religious than as highly religious.
From the data, unemployment spiked in 2009 and 2010; the two years after Bush left office. This could be expected in the aftermath of an administration with such poor fiscal policies. While Obama receives a lot of heat for the condition of our nation's economy, the data is undeniable. The last four years have shown a great decline in unemployment.
Well over half of white Americans place a "great deal" or "a lot" of confidence in the police. On the other hand, black Americans are twice as likely to say they have "very little" or no confidence at all in law enforcement. These findings are composed of an aggregate of studies between 2011 - 2014.
If you think that the Ice Bucket Challenge is just a viral video sensation without any real impact, you're wrong. Dead wrong. The ALS Association has reported an incredible jump in donations since the internet challenge took off. The organization has raised in one year what would normally have been nearly a decade's worth of donations.
A new Fox News poll finds that most Americans with an opinion disapprove of how President Obama is handling the Gaza crisis confronting our ally Israel.
Unfortunately, child labor is still a prominent factor in the economies of many nations, especially those that face great poverty. In fact, among the countries whose per capita income is less than two thousand dollars, the percentage of children in the labor force skyrockets to over thirty percent. Among more advanced economies, this problem is nearly nonexistent.
This chart gives the big picture on solar costs with the most conservative example: solar energy in the Midwest – a modest solar resource and very low electricity prices. Within five years, solar (with or without subsidies) will provide cheaper power to electric consumers than their utility. Learn more about how solar could reverse injustices in the energy industry: www.ilsr.org/liberty-solar/
The year isn't over yet and, so far in 2014, state legislators have introduced close to 500 restrictions intended to limit, control or otherwise regulate women's reproductive rights. Of the 468 proposed restrictions, 21, covering 13 states, have been adopted. For example, in Arizona, helping a minor obtain an abortion without parental consent has been classified as a crime.
The U.S. has experienced a surge in both organic food production and consumption. Since 2005, the total sales for organic foods has steadily risen for each category, with fruits and vegetables increasing the most. The 2013 estimate indicates that sales of organic fruits and veggies will have nearly tripled in just eight years. Know what's in YOUR food.
This poll was open ended, yet 22% of people believe that every member of Congress should be removed and/ or replaced. The next largest percentage has no opinion on the matter. It surprises me that people could have no opinion on how they would want the governing body that makes their laws to function. Wake Up America!
Psychological Disorders affect millions of people every day. Yet, they are often disorders that cannot be seen. Ex. It is hard to identify an individual passing by with a mood disorder vs. someone with a severed limb. Due to this people with these conditions often go unrecognized and without treatment. Public Awareness and Education is Necessary for Progress.
This statistic is horrifying and can be largely attributed to rape often going unreported. Only around 40% of sexual assaults are reported to the police. Policy creation in this area should focus on creating a safe space and mechanism through which victims can come forward, as well as educating people on the importance of coming forward when an assault occurs.
A Pew Research poll reveals that Americans still believe extremist groups, and more recently ISIS, to be the top threat to the security of the United States with China and Climate Change considered among the smaller threats. Poll was conducted from August 20 - 24.
Demographic breakdown of Obama's approval ratings as of this past week. Note the polarizing effect of party politics. Republicans approve of almost three times less than the group with the second lowest approval rating, Whites. Whether it be political ideology, racism, or coincidence the disparities in the data by demographic cannot be masked.
There has been a remarkable decline in the amount crime involving firearms. Homicides have seen a nearly 50% drop from 1993 to 2010 and over a 70% drop in non-fatal gun related crimes. Two things to learn: 1. Most gun crime in the United States is non-fatal. 2. From 1993 to 2010 gun related crimes have been rapidly decreasing.
Prostitution occurs in many unregulated and few regulated ways in the United States. These are some of the more common ways in which these women are victimized or express their sexuality (this normative valuation depends on who you ask and what situation is being discussed). Please Help Raise Awareness and Share This Post!
Iceland leads the US and the countries of Europe in terms of the live birth rate to unmarried women. 9 European countries have rates of birth out of wedlock of over 50%. Turkey and countries exclusively from southeastern Europe take the Top 5 spots for birth within marriage.
The price of college is higher than ever but not having a degree is even more costly, according to recent studies. For low-income students, and many-moderate income students, this can mean that paying for higher education may require holding a job. Nearly three quarters of the 19.7 million students aged 16 and over enrolled in undergraduate college worked in 2011.
Currently the 113th Congress is the most diverse ever, yet 82% is white and 81% is male. Of the nine Supreme Court Justices currently serving, two are non-white: Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas. Three are women: Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor. Women and people of color make up 10% each of the current state governors.
In a recent poll of female state legislators, political parties were the most common area in which women found the fewest campaign resources available to them. Because of this lack of access to fundraising and challenge gathering support from their parties, only 18% said they had considered running for higher office, while just 35% said they considered politics a career.
Robert Borlick of Harvard’s Electricity Policy Group finds that in Southern California, solar homeowners give up 80% of their project’s value over the first 10 years by opting for a lease. Solar leasing has helped the residential solar market grow significantly, but in the years ahead we foresee a surge back toward solar ownership. More: www.ilsr.org/solar-ownership-…
The percent of Americans that would prefer a woman as their boss has been gaining ground on those that would prefer a man as their higher-up. The 61 percentage point differential in 1953 has dropped to an all-time low of 12 percentage points.
When most people think of casinos, Las Vegas is the first place to come to mind. Times have changed, however, and nowadays, the Chinese city of Macau reigns supreme as the gambling hub of the world. Raking in an incredible 42 billion dollars in annual revenue, Macau makes nearly ten times the money that Vegas makes per visitor.
Millennials are 15 percentage points more likely than Americans over the age of 65 to say that the shooting of Michael Brown raises important issues about race in the United States. They are also 10 percentage points less likely to say the case is excessively focusing on the issue of race.
60% of Americans are of the opinion that the nation's security is more important than the privacy of its citizens. Given that there are relatively few regions on Earth more stable, safe and prosperous in the past few hundred years of history, it is a wonder how quickly a nation has gone back on key founding principles.