In the U.S., 6,721 Catholic priests were reported to U.S. bishops for allegedly sexually abusing children between 1950 and 2016, according to BishopAccountability.org. That represents 5.8 percent of the 116,690 priests working during that time period—and it only counts those who were officially reported.
Only 20 percent of American K-12 students are enrolled in foreign language classes, compared with a median of 92 percent of students in European countries.
Pew Research Center
The economic costs of climate change are already hitting the U.S. real estate market. The threat of flooding to coastal properties from rising sea levels has caused housing values in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and five Southeastern states to drop by $14.1 billion since 2005, according to a report by the First Street Foundation.
Congressional Republicans are privately circulating a spreadsheet of more than 100 committee investigations Democrats could launch if they retake the House of Representatives next year. Among them: probes into President Trump’s tax returns, his family businesses’ revenues from foreign governments, the White House staff’s email practices, the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and family separations at the border.
Sen. John McCain was one of the most well-known and well-liked politicians of this era, with 58% of Americans holding a favorable opinion of him last year. In a 2017 survey of people Americans most admire, McCain took fifth place.
59% of Americans now approve of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia—up from 48% one month ago. 37% disapprove.