A month before this Independence Day, a group of 100 scholars warned about “the recent deterioration of U.S. democracy.” America has been covering this topic from all angles; here are highlights from our archives.
According to a new P.R.R.I.-I.F.Y.C poll, 15 percent of U.S. adults—including 16 percent of Hispanic Catholics and 11 percent of white Catholics—agree with a core belief of the QAnon movement.
Pope Francis is worried about population decline. The U.S. will need more pro-family and pro-immigrant policies to continue to grow.
In April the Census Bureau estimated that from 2010 to 2020, the U.S. population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s and at the second-slowest rate in the nation’s history.
While the overall child poverty rate may be historically low after a recovery from the pandemic, there are more specific measures of economic vulnerability for children that are still alarming.
About two-thirds of white U.S. Catholics are accepting of the Covid vaccine—a higher rate than any religious group other than Jews. But it is unclear whether the high vaccination rate is a matter of faith or of demographics.
The year 2020 was dominated by three huge topics: the Covid-19 pandemic, the presidential election and the mass movement against racism. What else got the attention of America readers?
There is nothing unprecedented in recent decades about close presidential elections—in fact, they’re almost always close these days—and there is also nothing new in a delay in finding out the winner.
Even small shifts in the Catholic vote, which covers a lot of ground both geographically and ideologically, could make the difference in the presidential election, writes Robert David Sullivan.
Death rates from the coronavirus have been highest in low-income areas, writes Robert David Sullivan. And according to one measure of economic inequality, the U.S. more closely resembles Latin America and Africa than Europe.