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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Ferguson, Missouri, the town where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed last Saturday, over 60 percent of the population is black. But the police chief and mayor are white, nearly the entire city council and school board are white, and 50 out of its 53 police officers are white.
See all those comments at the bottom of that news article/blog post/buzzfeed list you just skimmed? Do yourself a favor and CLICK AWAY. They are 100% guaranteed to make your day worse. If by some miracle they do make you feel better, go ahead and leave a comment on this chart—I won't be reading it.
Chinese (nonbond) investments in the US range from minority stakes in large financial enterprises to outright purchases of small medical companies to the building of office towers in major cities. Last year saw a record amount of such investment. Through June 30, 2014, the US had received more than $70 billion in Chinese investment.
Unfortunately this means that for every 100 rapes, 97 rapists will walk free without spending a single day in prison. It is estimated that only around 2% of rape charges are false. By contrast, an estimated 60% of sexual assaults aren't reported to the police at all.
The number of Americans that worry about their weight "all" or "some" of the time increases into late middle age, though after the age 65, drops off to rates lower than those reported by 18 - 29 year olds. After 65, Americans may have more time to address weight issues that worried them during their careers.
Although air temperature and melting glaciers are what most people consider with respect to global warming, the atmosphere and the ice caps only absorb a minute fraction of the heat generated by global warming. The overwhelming majority of the heat energy, almost ninety-five percent, is absorbed by the oceans, causing them to warm at an increased rate.
Despite Gallup's recent criticisms regarding its inaccuracies, I came across this chart in anticipation of preparing for an upcoming public policy discussion titled -- "Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege?" Apparently this is the only recent poll that I found.
A shocking 80% of white Americans believe that the high rate of incarceration of black Americans is not due to "mostly discrimination." To ignore the effects of centuries of racial hierarchy because of relatively very, very recent - and in many ways inadequate - equality legislation is to miss the scope of current questions on race in the United States.