Good Question: What Religions Are We In Minnesota?From the holidays, to political campaigns, to terrorism, we've been talking a lot about religion and faith these days. So, what religions are we in Minnesota? Good Question.
Reality Check: State Legislature DemographicsThe National Council of State Legislatures and the Pew Research Center released a report that says legislatures don't reflect the demographics of the states they represent -- including Minnesota.
Good Question: Are We Addicted To Our Cellphones?According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of us sleep with our cellphone nearby, or even in our beds. Almost one-third of people say they, "can't imagine living without it." So, are we addicted to our cellphones?
Report: Americans Are Losing Their ReligionThe number of Americans who identify as Christian is decreasing, according to a survey done by the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that between 2007 and 2014 the number of people who identified as Christian fell from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent.
Minnesotans React To Obama's Immigration Reform PlanMinnesotans reacted to President Obama’s historic immigration reform Friday. The plan will impact nearly five million undocumented immigrants. Under the new rules, adults with children born in the U.S. or with permanent legal status can apply for a three year work permit.
What To Expect As Voters Hit The Polls For Election DayThe polls are open and ballots are being cast across the state Tuesday as political candidates wait to see if they'll be voted into office. According to the Pew Research Center, voter turnout is typically lower for the midterm elections, but Minneapolis election official Anissa Hollingshead said that’s not always the case here.
Good Question: Why Are More Moms Staying Home?After decades of women entering the workforce, more and more mothers are now staying home with their children. According to a new Pew Research Center report, 29 percent of moms stayed at home in 2012, up from a low of 23 percent in 1999.
Good Question: Is A Phone Just A Phone Anymore?In 2013, 91 percent of us own some sort of cell phone. Fifty-six percent own a smart phone. It wasn’t until 2007 that we saw what’s now considered the first smartphone – the iPhone. The iPhone 5 is now the top selling phone in US, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Good Question: Why Are We So Fascinated By Royals?At 4:24 pm British time, Kate Middleton – the Duchess of Cambridge – gave birth to a baby boy. And, while Americans even fought a war to make sure that little boy would never hold any power in the U.S., many Americans were excited to the follow this news. For a week, hundreds of cameras crowded in front of the hospital. On Monday, millions of people watched the international breaking news. Brit’s Pub-patron Sophie Baldwin says she admires the Duchess.
Behind The Ballot: Staying Friends During The Political SeasonStaying friends during the political season can be challenging, especially if you share different views as your friends. One popular place people are post their thoughts on topics or candidates is on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.
Good Question: How Much College Debt Is Too Much?More Americans have college debt now than at any time in our history, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Good Question: How Well Do We Really Know Our Neighbors?For 29 years, people across America have been gathering for National Night Out. But for far longer than that, people have been coming together in neighborhoods.