All the essays you were forced to read about why New York City is the worst place ever to be are heretofore validated. Census numbers confirm that more people have fled NYC in recent years than any other US city.
It’s that time again: every ten years the government tries to tally us up in a census so they can have an accurate idea of the make up of this country. The census helps to shape and define policy supporting different demographics, and it’s very difficult to do that when certain demographics aren’t included. That may…
This news isn’t exactly shocking, considering the generation’s collective financial position, but the latest numbers are nevertheless striking.
There was a time, not that long ago, when interracial marriage in the U.S. was a completely illegal no-no. Well, flash forward to a half-century or so later, and the picture looks completely different. Intermarriage between races has been steadily on the rise and has now, according to a new study from the Pew Research…
In the latest Czech census, 15,000 of the country's 10.5 million inhabitants listed their religion as "Jedi knight." Stanislav Drapal, deputy head of the statistical office, defends the inclusion of the category: "We included this option (in the census form) despite a fierce debate over whether it's serious or not.…
Newly-released census data show that among people in their late twenties, a higher proportion of people have never been married.
The takeaway from the Times story on the prevalence of gay parenting in the South is not that a gay utopia blossoms south of the Mason-Dixon line. It's how important it is for people to create institutions that reflect them.
According to new census data, marriage rates in 2009 were the lowest they've been in a century. Why? It's the economy, stupid. Well, that, and the Wedding Channel.
So far, nearly 2,000 Jezebel readers have shared their feedback with us via the 2010 Gawker Media Census. 60% of those who responded read at least 2 books a month and 71% regularly hit the gym. Um—can you stop making us look bad? Join the party—click through to submit your Census!
Last Census go-around, we found out that 56% of Jezebel readers participate in philanthropies/charities on a regular basis. Our hearts melted. Surely you've got 10 minutes in between do-gooding to share your media predilections. C'mon. After all we do for you?
• Organizers of the Miss Bayside pageant in Australia, which will judge children up to age 13 on modeling, talent, and an interview, claim that it won't be "over the top" like American pageants. Oh, really?
• Motorists in Italy are confused over a sign that reads "Attenzione Prostitute" and features an image of a big-breasted woman in high heels. There have been complaints that the sign's meaning is ambiguous.
• If you're getting married and have a spare $1.5 million, why not walk down this aisle in this wedding dress made with peacock tail feathers? •
If you're resisting the urge to have a Brangelina-sized brood anytime soon (or maybe ever) you have some company. The number of women ages 40 to 44 who don't have children has doubled in the last generation, according to a new report from the U.S. Census. As of June 2006, 20% of women in that age group were childless,…