U.S. PoliticsJanuary 20, 2017

Obama used clemency power more often than any president since Truman

Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.

ReligionJanuary 20, 2017

Almost all U.S. presidents, including Trump, have been Christians

Most of the U.S. presidents have been openly religious, with many belonging to some of the country’s most prominent Protestant denominations.

GlobalJanuary 20, 2017

U.S. on track to reach Obama administration’s goal of resettling 110,000 refugees this year

The Obama administration’s goal of receiving 110,000 refugees in fiscal 2017 is significantly higher than last year’s target of 85,000.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 20, 2017

6 things we’ve learned since the 2016 election

It has been a tumultuous 10 weeks since Donald Trump’s stunning victory. Here are six key findings from our U.S. political surveys since the election.

ReligionJanuary 19, 2017

6 facts about faith and the inauguration

The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Here are six facts on the role faith has played in inaugurations.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 19, 2017

Trump’s Cabinet will be one of most business-heavy in U.S. history

Assuming all of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees are confirmed, he will have one of the most heavily business-oriented Cabinets in U.S. history. Five of the 14 people Trump has nominated to be Cabinet secretaries have spent their entire careers in the business world, with no public office or senior military service on their resumes.

GlobalJanuary 19, 2017

Many around the world say women’s equality is very important

Majorities in all but one country said it is important that women have the same rights as men in their society, a 2015 survey of 38 nations found.

ReligionJanuary 18, 2017

U.S. Catholics, non-Catholics continue to view Pope Francis favorably

In the U.S., Pope Francis remains as popular as ever, with seven-in-ten Americans saying their opinion of the pontiff is “very” or “mostly” favorable.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 18, 2017

Fewer Americans plan to watch inauguration this year than in 2009

About seven-in-ten Republicans and Republican leaners say they will watch the event, versus just 30% of Democrats and Democratic leaners.

January 18, 2017

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.