Voters’ perceptions of crime continue to conflict with reality
Despite double-digit decreases in U.S. violent and property crime rates since 2008, most voters say crime has gotten worse during that span.
Despite Oregon governor’s win, candidates of different sexual orientations could face resistance in a presidential run
While a growing number of LGBT politicians have been elected to public office and attitudes toward the LGBT community have become much more favorable over the past decade, survey data suggest that being gay or lesbian remains an obstacle for candidates running for president.
Unlike other Latinos, about half of Cuban voters in Florida backed Trump
In Florida, Cubans were about twice as likely as non-Cuban Latinos to vote for Donald Trump.
In three African nations, U.S. and China seen as best examples of a developed economy
People in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria overwhelmingly point to the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies.
5 facts about the death penalty
Voters in three states voted in support of capital punishment in 2016 despite a fall in nationwide support. Here are five facts about the death penalty.
If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious affiliations
Imagining the U.S. as a town of 100 people can help illuminate the nation’s religious diversity.
Whites more likely than nonwhites to have spoken to a local journalist
Only 26% of U.S. adults say they have been interviewed by a local journalist. Among those who have, not everyone’s voice is equally likely to be heard.
Profile of U.S. veterans is changing dramatically as their ranks decline
The share of the population with military experience – counting those who are on active duty or were in the past – has fallen by almost half since 1980.
In nine countries, 20% or more born there have migrated or sought refuge abroad
Some 244 million people worldwide have left their countries of birth – many seeking improved economic opportunities or fleeing physical danger – but the impact of out-migration has been uneven worldwide.
Why 2016 election polls missed their mark
There is a great deal of speculation but no clear answers as to the cause of the disconnect, but there is one point of agreement: Across the board, polls underestimated Trump’s level of support.