Black College Grads More Likely to Graduate With Debt
Half of 2000-2014 black college graduates in the U.S. report graduating with more than $25,000 in student loan debt. Black college grads show lower levels of well-being in several areas compared with other college graduates.

Americans say the federal government wastes about half of each tax dollar it receives. They consider state and local governments a bit less wasteful, but still believe each wastes at least a third of each tax dollar.

Americans' trust in mass media slid this year, tying the previous record low of 40% that it reached in 2012. Trust in the media has suffered in election years over the past decade.

Democratic, Republican Party Favorable Ratings Now Similar
The favorable ratings of the Democratic (42%) and Republican (40%) parties are now similar, after an increase in positivity toward the GOP. Since 2013, Americans have viewed both parties negatively overall.

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How Winegardner & Hammons Built a Winning Workplace Culture
This top U.S. independent hotel management company built its strategy on engaging employees and maximizing talent -- and created a culture that generates success.

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Thriving levels in different elements of well-being varied worldwide in 2013. Panamanians have the highest levels, while Syrians and Afghans have the lowest. Regionally, residents of sub-Saharan Africa are least likely to be thriving.

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Politics

Americans Say Federal Gov't Wastes 51 Cents on the Dollar

Americans say the federal government wastes about half of each tax dollar it receives. They consider state and local governments a bit less wasteful, but still believe each wastes at least a third of each tax dollar.

Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low

Americans' trust in mass media slid this year, tying the previous record low of 40% that it reached in 2012. Trust in the media has suffered in election years over the past decade.

Economy

U.S. Investors Seek Advice for Some Things More Than Others

Of five major common financial decisions, U.S. investors are the most likely to seek professional advice when creating a financial plan, followed by college planning. Far fewer seek any kind of advice when buying a car or house.

Since 9/11, Fewer Americans Say Terrorism Top Problem

Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, 4% of Americans mention terrorism as the No. 1 problem facing the U.S. This is up slightly from the 1% average so far in 2014, but lower than at other times since 9/11.

Well-Being

Black College Grads More Likely to Graduate With Debt

Half of 2000-2014 black college graduates in the U.S. report graduating with more than $25,000 in student loan debt. Black college grads show lower levels of well-being in several areas compared with other college graduates.

World

Confidence in Banks Slow to Return in Bailout Countries

Although fears about the eurozone's collapse are receding, most residents in bailout countries still do not put much faith in their financial institutions. So far, trust is returning only in Ireland.

Nearly 3 in 10 Worldwide See Their Areas as Good for Gays

Nearly three in 10 adults (28%) in 123 countries in 2013 say their city or area is a "good place" for gay or lesbian people to live, but attitudes range from a high of 83% in the Netherlands to a low of 1% in Pakistan and Senegal.

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