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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Americans say government should ensure health care coverage
As the debate continues over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and what might replace it, a growing share of Americans believe that the federal government has a responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage.
U.S. public sees Russian role in campaign hacking, but is divided over new sanctions
Among those aware of allegations, 72% say Russia was definitely or probably behind the hacks, versus 24% who think it was definitely or probably not.
Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy
Only 39% of Americans view building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border as a very or somewhat important goal.