Category Gender

More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds

More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds Source: Violence Policy Center More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data. […]

HIV Testing in the Past Year Among the U.S. Household Population Aged 15–44: 2011–2013

HIV Testing in the Past Year Among the U.S. Household Population Aged 15–44: 2011–2013 Source: National Center for Health Statistics Key findings Data from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2011–2013 Overall, 19% of persons aged 15–44 in 2011–2013 had been tested for HIV in the past year, including 22% of females and 16% of […]

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2012

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2012 Source: National Center for Education Statistics This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. The report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on […]

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Men’s Use of Mental Health Treatments

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Men’s Use of Mental Health Treatments (PDF) Source: National Center for Health Statistics Key findings Data from the National Health Interview Survey, 2010–2013 ● Nearly 9% of men (8.5%) had daily feelings of anxiety or depression. Less than one- half of them (41.0%) took medication for these feelings or had […]

Catholics, White Main Line Protestants Show Most Growth on Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Catholics, White Main Line Protestants Show Most Growth on Support for Same-Sex Marriage Source: Public Religion Research Institute One quarter more Catholics (25 percent) and white mainline Protestants (26 percent) favor legalizing same-sex marriage than they did in 2003. This increase means majorities of both religious traditions now support same-sex marriage—60 percent of Catholics and […]

Generational and Time Period Differences in American Adolescents’ Religious Orientation, 1966–2014

Generational and Time Period Differences in American Adolescents’ Religious Orientation, 1966–2014 Source: PLoS ONE In four large, nationally representative surveys (N = 11.2 million), American adolescents and emerging adults in the 2010s (Millennials) were significantly less religious than previous generations (Boomers, Generation X) at the same age. The data are from the Monitoring the Future […]

An Overlooked Demographic: Equally-Owned Businesses or EOBs

An Overlooked Demographic: Equally-Owned Businesses or EOBs (PDF) Source: U.S. Small Business Administration From email: Equally-owned businesses (EOBs) represent a significant share of firms, employment, and receipts. These firms are frequently overlooked in discussions about business owner demographics. To say that 30 percent of firms are female-owned suggests that the other 70 percent are owned […]