PRB Region Feed: North America/Regions/NorthAmerica.aspxIn U.S., New Data Show Longer, More Sedentary CommutesThe average full-time worker in the United States spends almost 26 minutes commuting to work, according to just-released data from the 2013 American Community Survey.09/23/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/us-commuting.aspx118f6b43-dccb-4fc3-b86b-ef38fc0bfe28New Studies Bolster U.S. Smoking Prevention EffortsTo better design and target anti-smoking efforts, researchers are examining stress, genes linked to nicotine addiction, and neighborhood/family characteristics to identify who smokes today and why. About 15 percent of U.S. adults now smoke, down from 45 percent in 1965.08/25/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/New-Studies-Bolster-US-Smoking-Prevention.aspxe905edcf-2a65-4229-84c2-30d2017bd10eBaby Boomers and Millennials Boost Population in Parts of Rural AmericaTwo demographic groups—young adults ages 20 to 34 and older adults ages 65 and older—are reshaping the population in rural America. Changes in the U.S. economy have attracted young adults to rural areas rich in natural resources away from smaller metropolitan and nearby nonmetropolitan areas. The older adult population, on the other hand, has grown rapidly in areas with strong ties to recreation—areas with robust entertainment industries or natural amenities such as mountains, lakes, and forests—many of which are in less-populated areas. 01/12/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Baby-Boomers-and-Millennials.aspx25442e9f-b703-4098-8af8-2c3b692de24bIs There a U.S. Shortage of Scientists and Engineers? It Depends Where You LiveRural states and some minorities lag in high-tech opportunities—and the uneven distribution of these opportunities points to critical economic and educational differentials. 08/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/IsThereaUSShortageofScientistsandEngineersItDependsWhereYouLive.aspxf0db72a0-a73a-4726-ab53-6437fc41fbe6PRB Discuss Online: The Well-Being of Older PopulationsMarlene Lee and Toshiko Kaneda, senior research associates at PRB, answered questions from participants about what factors are important to the welfare of the elderly, how to make comparisons across countries, and the lessons learned from cross-national comparisons. 11/16/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionnov2010.aspx6b567b6a-4420-4ecd-9745-b32eb1fa51b7Poverty and Inequality Pervasive in Two-Fifths of U.S. CountiesOver the past two decades, inequality and poverty have both become more pervasive in U.S. counties. PRB’s analysis shows that counties are often doubly disadvantaged—experiencing high levels of inequality in combination with high poverty rates. Orleans Parish, Louisiana, home to the Port of New Orleans (pictured above), is an example of a high-inequality, high-poverty county.11/21/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/Poverty-and-Inequality-US-Counties.aspx89fdecd5-620f-4149-97a0-b301752cea10Faith-Based Organizations Have a Large Role to Play in Addressing Gender-Based ViolenceThe importance of engaging faith leaders in the effort to transform masculinities, prevent SGBV, and provide a safe space for survivors of SGBV remains critical given the role of religious leaders in setting gender norms. Since SGBV is often associated with stigma, it is vital that survivors feel supported by their religious communities. 10/18/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Faith-Based-Organizations-Have-Large-Role-Addressing-Gender-Based-Violence.aspx719fa9f3-f3a7-4f2b-bc7b-f7d2fd42fa45English-Speaking AbilityData from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey show that in 2000 there were 19.5 million people in the United States ages 5 and older who did not speak English very well. 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/EnglishSpeakingAbility.aspxff751a06-8944-4e8c-841a-3e843976dc91Healthy Places in the United StatesThe healthiest place to live in the U.S., judging from death rates that take into account the age distribution of the population, is the state of Hawaii. 12/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/HealthyPlacesintheUnitedStates.aspxfd261f63-6837-49ad-9d5b-25ae2e8b29b3Web Forum: Recession and Recovery in the United StatesThis "PRB Web Forum: Recession and Recovery in the United States" offers discussions, seminars, articles, and interviews with leading experts who focus on the economic, demographic, and social effects of the country's recent recession and recovery.09/29/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/webforum-recession.aspxf6f6bbdf-5b75-4079-b26e-72f5d628a98c