Prescription drug abuse increasingly seen as a major U.S. public health problem
Americans’ concerns about prescription drug abuse have risen over the past four years, with some of largest increases coming among well-educated adults.
Supporters of stricter gun laws are less likely to contact elected officials
About one-in-five U.S. gun owners say they have ever contacted a public official to express their opinion on gun policy, compared with 12% of non-gun owners.
Views about whether whites benefit from societal advantages split sharply along racial and partisan lines
Bipartisan support for some gun proposals, stark partisan divisions on many others
Republicans and Democrats find rare common ground on some gun policy proposals in the U.S., but there are sharp partisan differences on other issues.
How Americans are talking about Trump’s election in 6 charts
Support for death penalty lowest in more than four decades
The share of Americans who support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder is now at its lowest point in more than four decades.
Ahead of debates, many voters don’t know much about where Trump, Clinton stand on major issues
Only 48% of voters say they know “a lot” about where Clinton stands on the issues facing the nation, while even fewer (41%) say this about Trump.
In debates, voters want to hear most about terrorism and the economy
Given the chance to decide how much time is spent on each of 10 specific issues, voters would allocate more time to discussions of the candidates’ plans on keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and on economic growth and much less time to discussion of abortion policy.
5 facts about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy
Here’s a roundup of key Pew Research Center findings on views of Hillary Clinton, her politics and the impact she would have on Washington.