When it comes to where America’s legislators invest their personal money, turns out they stick pretty firmly to their ideological ground.
Federal legislators embroiled in a financial or sex scandal receive much more money from donors and generally win re-election — if the scandal garners national media attention, research finds.
Two studies demonstrate a link between Medicaid expansion and positive health outcomes, adding evidence to inform an ongoing policy debate.
Money and illegal drugs are inextricable. This roundup brings together recent research exploring the wide-ranging relationship between economics and drugs.
Benzodiazepine prescriptions are on the rise. We explain the anti-anxiety drugs' potential for abuse, addiction and overdose.
National rates of cocaine use have climbed in recent years, and the ubiquity of the highly potent synthetic opioid fentanyl has made the resurgence particularly deadly. We’ve summarized some of the latest research.
New research finds that legalized abortion following Roe v. Wade accounts for 45% of the decline in U.S. crime rates over the past three decades. Some other economists are not convinced.
In this Q&A, media scholar John Wihbey explains what journalists and newsrooms can learn from his new book, The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World.
We've gathered and summarized 11 studies that look at sex education in public schools. Some examine the shortcomings of abstinence-only education as well as students' views and experiences in sex ed class.
Paying for medical, housing or food bills is a challenge for 40% of rural American adults, according to the results of a new nationally representative survey.