Lower support for death penalty tracks with falling crime rates, more exonerations
Over the past half-century, public support for the death penalty has generally tracked increases and declines in rates of violent crime.
Chart of the Week: Do firefighters or musicians have richer parents?
How people’s incomes and jobs as adults compare with the households they grew up in.
Chart of the Week: The ever-accelerating rate of technology adoption
The World Wide Web, first conceived of 25 years ago this week, has been adopted by American society in record time.
How U.S. tech-sector jobs have grown, changed in 15 years
How many people work in the U.S. tech sector? A simple question with a complicated answer.
Chart of the Week: Where international migrants are going to and coming from
Interactive map of emigration and immigration worldwide.
Live blog: Generations in the Next America
The Pew Research Center is hosting a conference to discuss how generational differences are influencing American families, society, politics and policy.
Public’s anti-incumbent mood hasn’t always predicted big electoral swings
Despite surveys showing anti-incumbent sentiments at or near all-time highs, most members of Congress appear to have little to worry about.
Chart of the Week: The decline of Yiddish, the rise of Tagalog
Spanish continues to be the most commonly spoken non-English language in the U.S., but other languages have risen and fallen in popularity — sometimes dramatically — over the past three decades.
House set to lose six centuries of experience as Dingell, other long-serving members retire
The spate of congressional retirement announcements may seem like a lot but is within historical norms. But the retirement of several long-serving members likely will further reduce overall experience levels in both the House and Senate,
Chart of the Week: How metro areas drive the U.S. economy
A handful of metropolitan areas generate the bulk of U.S. economic activity.