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    Intended to do this years ago but it slipped my mind. Pew surveys on a wide variety of subjects and its findings are treated almost as gospel. Can't remember ever hearing a credible challenge

    Here's their home page to do your own searching.

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    Here are the topics from their latest email.




    Trust in the military exceeds trust in other institutions in Western Europe and U.S.

    Large majorities in Western Europe and the United States trust their militaries and have confidence in them to act in the public’s best interest. But on both sides of the Atlantic, there is less trust in other institutions




    Are you in the American middle class? Find out with our income calculator

    About half of American adults lived in middle-income households in 2016, according to a new analysis of government data. Use our updated income calculator to find out which income group you are in and see how you compare with other adults in your area and across the nation.





    Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook

    Around three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users say they have taken at least one of three actions in the past year: adjusting their privacy settings, taking a break from checking the platform, or deleting the app from their phone.




    Many Facebook users don’t understand how the site’s news feed works

    Around half of U.S. adults who use Facebook (53%) say they do not understand why certain posts but not others are included in their news feed – with 20% saying they do not understand the feed well at all. Older users are especially likely to say they do not understand the workings of the news feed




    7 facts about American Catholics

    The Catholic Church is larger than any other single religious institution in the United States. Despite its size and influence, the church has faced significant challenges in recent decades. One of them is religious switching: There are 6.5 former Catholics in the U.S. for every convert to the faith



    U.S. adults are more religious than Western Europeans

    The United States has a religious makeup that’s broadly similar to that of many Western European countries, yet American adults – both Christian and unaffiliated – are considerably more religious than Europeans by a variety of measures. For instance, 68% of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18% of Christians across 15 surveyed European countries



    6 facts about U.S. students

    From pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, a projected 50.7 million students are returning to U.S. public school classrooms this fall. They comprise a student body that is more racially and ethnically diverse, more likely to graduate from high school and more likely to go on to college than in the past.
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    hm .. it says here i am not in the middle

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    Don't know why you're surprised by that. I'd have put you as a confirmed 1% er.
    Did some research on a few states recently using IRS returns by zip. There were a good deal more returns above $200k. than I had imagined. Granted, they were joint filings, but 10-12% still surprised me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    Don't know why you're surprised by that. I'd have put you as a confirmed 1% er.
    Did some research on a few states recently using IRS returns by zip. There were a good deal more returns above $200k. than I had imagined. Granted, they were joint filings, but 10-12% still surprised me.
    oh lord . .. I can assure you I am not on solid 1% ground

    and for 2017 i didnt get ANY return .. 2016 yes cos of the business but T screwed me over in 017 with his new Tax break legislation.. I am too small of a fish to swim in that lake ... which means a solution for that problem would be to get bigger?

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    Swedish election highlights decline of center-left parties across Western Europe

    Sunday’s general election in Sweden extended two trends that are now prominent across Western Europe: the rise of right-wing populist parties and the decline of center-left parties. In several countries, center-left parties have hit record or near-record lows in their most recent legislative election results.

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    This is a crucial difference between US and EU immigration.


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    Education levels of U.S. immigrants are on the rise

    The estimated 44 million immigrants in the United States are better educated than ever before, due in part to rising levels of schooling in many of their home countries and an influx of high-skilled workers to the U.S. in recent years, especially from Asia.

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    What Worries People About Future Science and Tech Innovations?

    Many Americans see the future crowding into the present and some of the innovations ahead unnerve them, especially as they reshape ideas about human dominion. Researchers Cary Funk, Lee Rainie and Aaron Smith round up Pew Research Center findings on Americans' views of advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and biomedical innovations for Scientific American.
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    A decade after the financial crisis, economic confidence rebounds in many countries

    As economies around the world have gradually recovered from the Great Recession, there has been a dramatic improvement in the global public's economic mood. But more positive feelings about the current economy have not erased concern about the future, and there is a sense in many nations that average people are worse off than 20 years ago.




    A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue

    Three years after a record 1.3 million migrants sought asylum in Europe, majorities of people in several European countries support taking in refugeeswho are fleeing violence and war. Yet there is widespread disapproval of how the European Union has handled the refugee issue.



    The most common Mediterranean migration paths into Europe have changed since 2009

    About 2 million migrants have arrived in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea since 2009, and the paths they take to get there have changed over time. So far in 2018, the Morocco-to-Spain corridor has been the most traveled of the three major sea routes that migrants use to reach Europe.



    Most Western Europeans favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s religious clothing

    A Danish law that took effect in August makes it illegal for Muslim women to wear face-covering veils in public, and other European countries have passed similar legislation. The laws are generally in line with public opinion in the region, where most non-Muslim adults favor at least some restrictions on Muslim women’s clothing.



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    Key facts on U.S. immigrants

    Today, the U.S. is home to more immigrants than any other country in the world, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2016. Learn more about this immigrant population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    Key facts on U.S. immigrants

    Today, the U.S. is home to more immigrants than any other country in the world, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2016. Learn more about this immigrant population.
    That's interesting, 40 million sounds like a huge amount but as a percentage ( 12.5% ) of a country with a population of 320+ million it's a quite normal figure for a Western country. Even the ROI with only a decade or two of serious immigration has hit close to 20% of population being foreign born at times.



    https://evoke.ie/2016/09/27/extra/ir...eign-nationals


    Migration: Ireland has the highest share of nationals living abroad of the 34 mainly developed member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): more than 17% of Irish-born persons aged 15 and over, lives overseas. The share of foreign-born persons living in Ireland is also very high, reaching 20% of the total population, following a sharp increase over the years 2001 to 2011.
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    That is very interesting. It's a big change in the last 30 years, for Ireland. Up until the 60s it was one way emigration and persistent population decline. EU membership I presume is a big factor in this (increased numbers in work here). Britain has voted for decline, basically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaadi View Post
    That's interesting, 40 million sounds like a huge amount but as a percentage ( 12.5% ) of a country with a population of 320+ million it's a quite normal figure for a Western country. Even the ROI with only a decade or two of serious immigration has hit close to 20% of population being foreign born at times.



    https://evoke.ie/2016/09/27/extra/ir...eign-nationals




    http://www.finfacts.ie/Irish_finance...reign-born-169

    Not to detract from Ireland's Im/Em turnaround................which was driven in no small part by the jobs created by US FDI.

    It's usually easier to get a higher percentage of a smaller number. And given the Celtic Tiger, and the current 9% growth rate..........

    Look what happened to Merkel when she admitted 1M refugees in one year on temporary status. US admits 1M on permanent status every year.

    As I've noted before, if all of the annual 7-8M applicants since 1963 had been admitted to the US, and each had 1.5 kids the US population today would be north of 850M. Only 150 years ago the US population was just over 30M. India & China took a couple of thousand years to get to their current size. It's a remarkable feat accomplished with relatively little negative impact.

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    Global Attitudes & Trends
    October 02, 2018
    Trump’s international ratings remain low, especially among key allies

    As the second anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election approaches, a new 25-nation Pew Research Center survey finds that Trump’s international image remains poor, while ratings for the United States are much lower than during Barack Obama’s presidency.



    In advanced and emerging economies alike, worries about job automation

    Across the globe, new technologies are transforming the nature of work. Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are displacing jobs in manufacturing and, increasingly, in the service sector. And while automation may boost productivity and overall economic growth, there is a recognition that it will also disrupt the workplace, with repercussions for workers, employers, education systems and governments.




    Swedish election highlights decline of center-left parties across Western Europe

    The general election in Sweden extended two trends that are now prominent across Western Europe: the rise of right-wing populist parties and the decline of center-left parties. The far-right Sweden Democrats entered parliament for the first time in 2010, winning 6% of the vote. This month, they finished in third place with 18% of the vote. And while the center-left Social Democrats finished ahead of the Sweden Democrats, they registered their worst electoral performance in more than 100 years.




    Americans, like many in other advanced economies, not convinced of trade’s benefits

    Publics in advanced and emerging economies alike generally agree that growing trade and business ties with other nations are good for their country, at least in theory. But far fewer are convinced that increased trade results in more jobs, higher wages or lower prices at home – all benefits frequently touted by economists and proponents of international trade.

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    6 charts on how Russians and Americans see each other

    Only 26% of Russians now have a favorable view of the U.S., down from 41% in 2017. Just 21% of Americans see Russia favorably. There is little confidence among both Americans and Russians in the ability of the other nation’s president to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
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    Half of U.S. post-millennial generation is non-white
    Data: Pew Research Center. Chart: Axios Visuals
    In a significant trend for politics, almost half of 6- to 21-year-olds in the U.S. are Hispanic, African-American, or Asian, according to a study by Pew Research, Axios' Stef Kight reports.

    • Why it matters: Rapidly changing American demographics will have a profound impact on elections, government policies, economic opportunity, and more.
    • "How we deal with this racially diverse generation ... will say a lot about how successful we will be as a nation," says Brookings' William Frey, author of the book "Diversity Explosion."

    The political impact of changing U.S. demographics can already be seen in the high turnout of young Americans in the midterm elections, Frey tells Axios — an estimated 31% of people 18 to 29 voted, the most since 1994.

    • For Republicans, the threat is that younger generations — more likely to care about abortion, gay rights, and immigration — will flock largely to Democrats.
    • The most notable change has been the rise in the share of Hispanics. A quarter of the post-millennial generation is Hispanic, according to Pew, a growth of 7 points since millennials were their age.

    The youngest generation is also the most highly educated, with 59% of 18- to 20- year-olds enrolled in college, compared with 53% of millennials when they were the same age.

    • More than half of Hispanic and African-American 18- to 20-year-olds are enrolled in college, while 34% of millennial Hispanics and 47% of millennial African Americans were enrolled when they were the same age.
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