Pew Research CenterAugust 10, 2018

11 states that have the death penalty haven’t used it in more than a decade

All 10 states that have the death penalty but haven’t used it in at least a decade currently have inmates on death row, though the number ranges from just one prisoner in New Hampshire and Wyoming to 744 in California.

Pew Research CenterJuly 16, 2018

With another Supreme Court pick, Trump is leaving his mark on higher federal courts

Trump has successfully appointed more federal appeals court judges so far in his presidency than his two predecessors combined had at the same point in theirs. And with his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Trump soon could install his second justice on the nation’s highest court, too.

Pew Research CenterJuly 12, 2018

5 key takeaways about populism and the political landscape in Western Europe

People with populist views in Western Europe are more likely than those with mainstream views to distrust traditional institutions. While populist attitudes span the ideological spectrum in Western Europe, populist political parties are relatively unpopular in the region.

U.S. PoliticsJune 12, 2018

5 facts about the Supreme Court

As the court enters a period in which it is expected to deliver high-profile rulings – and with speculation mounting over whether one or more justices may soon retire – here are five facts about the U.S. Supreme Court, based on surveys and other recent research by Pew Research Center.

Pew Research CenterMay 30, 2018

As fatal overdoses rise, many Americans see drug addiction as a major problem in their community

The U.S. public’s concerns about drug addiction come amid increases in the number and rate of fatal drug overdoses across urban, suburban and rural communities.

Pew Research CenterMay 2, 2018

America’s incarceration rate is at a two-decade low

At the end of 2016, there were about 2.2 million people behind bars in the U.S., amounting to an incarceration rate of 860 inmates for every 100,000 adults.

Pew Research CenterApril 19, 2018

Q&A: How Pew Research Center identified bots on Twitter

For a recent study on automated accounts and Twitter, we had to answer a fundamental question: Which accounts are bots and which accounts aren’t? Read a Q&A with Stefan Wojcik, a computational social scientist at the Center and one of the report’s authors, on how he and his colleagues navigated this question.

Pew Research CenterApril 10, 2018

5 facts about Americans and Facebook

Around two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook. The social media platform is popular among all demographic groups.

Pew Research CenterMarch 21, 2018

Americans had concerns about self-driving cars before fatal Arizona accident

Last year, a slight majority of Americans said they were at least somewhat worried about the development of autonomous cars and hesitant about riding in one if given the chance.

Pew Research CenterMarch 20, 2018

Trump’s appointed judges are a less diverse group than Obama’s

Donald Trump lags behind Barack Obama in the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of the judges he has appointed to date.