Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks
Black men were more than six times as likely as white men in 2010 to be incarcerated in federal and state prisons, and local jails.
The growing number of Syrian refugees
The number of Syrians who have left the country over the past two years. About half are under 18.
Downbeat views prevail in G20 countries as summit begins
As this year’s G20 summit begins in Russia, just 37% of people in participating nations think their country’s economic situation will improve in next year.
North-South divide over abortion grows
There is a widening gap in support for legal abortion between New England (75%) and the South Central states (40%).
Opinion of unions is up, membership down
About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.
Majority of Americans say government should not force federal marijuana laws on states
Six-in-ten Americans say that the federal government should not enforce its marijuana laws in states that permit use.
Many Americans unsure if the health care law is still in effect
More than four-in-ten Americans think the new health care law has been repealed, overturned in court or are just unsure whether it remains the law.
Did you check your inbox while on vacation? Americans are divided on answer
Nearly half of American workers said they preferred to let their email pile up while on vacation and dig out when they got back; 42% kept up with mail every day.
Most Americans confident new medical treatments have been tested
Seven-in-ten Americans are confident that new medical treatments are tested before being made available to the public.
Battles over the debt ceiling have been bad for Congress
Favorable ratings of Congress fell to one of its lowest points in two decades after the last battle over the federal debt ceiling in 2011.