Life in America

Released: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nearly 15 percent of U.S. households were “food insecure” in 2011 – hungry, or uncertain about their food supply.

Released: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

While Americans toss tons of good food into the trash, there are hungry households that don’t get enough.

Released: Monday, September 23, 2013

Background checks on gun purchasers find only a tiny fraction with enough of a mental illness record to deny the sale.

Released: Monday, August 12, 2013

10 percent of U.S. public school students struggle with the English language, while just 1 percent of its teachers are qualified to instruct them.

Released: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Three million illegal immigrants joined the U.S. population over the past decade. Their total ranks reached 11.5 million in 2011.

Released: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Same-sex partners make up less than 1 percent of U.S. households, but the laws surrounding those partnerships have changed significantly in the past six months.

Released: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

More Asians than Hispanics now immigrate to the U.S. And they’re highly educated, filling key science roles.