U.S. PoliticsOctober 21, 2016

U.S. on track for fewest executions since 1991

With public support for the death penalty at its lowest point in more than four decades, the U.S. is on track for its fewest executions in a quarter century.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 20, 2016

6 charts that show where Clinton and Trump supporters differ

Clinton and Trump supporters not only differ on plans, policies and “basic facts,” but also on nation’s progress and its ability to solve problems.

MethodsOctober 17, 2016

Putting post-debate ‘flash polls’ into perspective

In the aftermath of presidential debates, there is intense interest in gauging “who won.” How can we know the answer to that question?

U.S. PoliticsOctober 12, 2016

Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise

Today, 57% of U.S. adults say use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion was nearly the reverse.

ReligionOctober 4, 2016

Deep divides between, within parties on public debates about LGBT issues

Contentious debates have emerged on whether wedding business must offer service to same-sex couples, and over use of public restrooms by transgender people.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 29, 2016

Support for death penalty lowest in more than four decades

The share of Americans who support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder is now at its lowest point in more than four decades.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 26, 2016

From universities to churches, Republicans and Democrats differ in views of major institutions

Reflecting a time of growing partisan polarization, Republicans and Democrats hold very different views on the impact of many of the nation’s institutions.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 26, 2016

5 facts about the Supreme Court

Amid the impasse over who should replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, data show the depths of Americans’ partisan and ideological divide over the high court.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 23, 2016

Ahead of debates, many voters don’t know much about where Trump, Clinton stand on major issues

Only 48% of voters say they know “a lot” about where Clinton stands on the issues facing the nation, while even fewer (41%) say this about Trump.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 22, 2016

A political profile of disabled Americans

Overall, Americans with disabilities are engaged with the upcoming election, but they are less likely to turn out to vote as they face a number of obstacles to voting.