A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

May 4, 2009

Half of single-race Asians 25 and older in the U.S. had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2007, compared with 28 percent for all Americans in that age group.
Source: Census Bureau

May 3, 2009

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, containing about 650 miles of bookshelves.
Source: Library of Congress

May 2, 2009

The Asian population in the U.S. grew by 2.9 percent between 2006 and 2007, when it totaled 15.2 million residents.
Source: Census Bureau

May 1, 2009

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It began as a commemoration of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the U.S. in May 1843 and the work done by Chinese workers on the transcontinental railroad.
Source: Census Bureau

April 30, 2009

The Spanish Flu of 1918 is the most deadly in recent history. Twenty to 40 million people worldwide died from the disease.
Source: National Institutes of Health

April 29, 2009

More than 36,000 people die from influenza each year in the U.S., and 200,000 others are hospitalized because of the illness.
Source: National Institutes of Health

April 28, 2009

In countries with high rates of malaria, the disease accounts for up to 40 percent of public health expenditures and up to 60 percent of outpatient health clinic visits.
Source: World Health Organization

April 27, 2009

Most of the world’s cases of malaria and deaths from the disease occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
Source: World Health Organization

April 26, 2009

Honey is 80 percent sugars and 20 percent water.
Source: Department of Agriculture

April 25, 2009

Honeybees are herbivores — but they can turn to cannibalism when stressed.
Source: Department of Agriculture