Pew Research Center 17/11/2016

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23% of those who utilize digital “gig” platforms for work are students.
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November 17, 2016
Gig work, online selling and home sharing

About a quarter (24%) of Americans have earned money from the digital « platform economy. » The income they make is a luxury for some, but a necessity for others.
In key African nations, widespread discontent with economy, corruption

Around seven-in-ten South Africans and Nigerians now say their economies are in bad shape, and in Kenya, just over half say the same. Broad majorities in all three countries name government corruption as a very big problem. Yet, many express considerable optimism about the future.
Social media update 2016

Nearly eight-in-ten online Americans (79%) now use Facebook, more than double the share that uses Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or LinkedIn. Furthermore, many Facebook users (76%) say they visit the site more than once a day, up from 70% in 2015, our survey found.
Behind Trump’s win in rural white America: Women joined men in backing him

While Donald Trump held a 10-percentage-point advantage over Hillary Clinton among white women nationally, his victory margin was nearly triple that among rural white women.
Two ‘varietals’ of green-oriented Americans

Some 36% of Americans say they are deeply concerned about the issue of global climate change, and two-in-ten try to live out their concern for the environment “all the time.” Here’s a profile of them and how they compare to the overall public.
Pope Francis shaping a College of Cardinals that is less European

Pope Francis’ additions to the College of Cardinals since his election in 2013 have tilted the leadership structure of the Roman Catholic Church away from its historic European base and toward the global south.
Children of unauthorized immigrants represent rising share of K-12 students

About 3.9 million kindergarten through 12th-grade students in U.S. public and private schools in 2014 – or 7.3% of the total – were children of unauthorized immigrants, an increase since the end of the Great Recession in 2009.
If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious affiliations

If the United States contained just 100 adults, 25 would be evangelical Protestants, 23 would be religiously unaffiliated and 21 would be Catholic. Just two would be Mormon, two would be Jewish and one would be Muslim.
Voters’ perceptions of crime continue to conflict with reality

Despite Oregon governor’s win, candidates of different sexual orientations could face resistance in a presidential run

5 facts about the death penalty

In three African nations, U.S. and China seen as best examples of a developed economy

Whites more likely than nonwhites to have spoken to a local journalist

Unlike other Latinos, about half of Cuban voters in Florida backed Trump

Profile of U.S. veterans is changing dramatically as their ranks decline

Media Mentions
Facebook Is America’s Favorite Media Product

THE ATLANTIC
One-quarter of Americans make money from the gig economy

MASHABLE
Africans optimistic despite corruption and economy woes

BBC
More Africans believe their conditions have worsened, but are optimistic for the future

QUARTZ
Cubans were twice as likely as other Florida Hispanics to back Trump

MIAMI HERALD

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