Blacks Suffer Disproportionate Share of Firearm Homicide Deaths
Blacks were 55% of shooting homicide victims in 2010, but 13% of the population.
Most Don’t Think Legal Status Would “Reward” Those Here Illegally
A majority of Americans do not feel that giving unauthorized immigrants legal status would be like rewarding them for doing something wrong.
Syria? Egypt? Turkey? Many Americans Aren’t Sure
Nearly one in five Americans mis-identified Syria as Turkey on a map of the Middle East.
IRS Among Least-Popular Federal Agencies
Four in 10 Americans say they have an unfavorable view of the IRS.
The Sandwich Generation: Burdens on Middle-Aged Americans on the Rise
Nearly half of middle-aged adults have a parent 65 or older and are caring for or financially supporting a child.
One Reason Some Americans Give up on News Media: Less Information
Nearly one-third of Americans abandoned a particular news outlet because it no longer provides the same level of news and information.
Youngest Americans Are the Most Politically Active on Social Networking Sites
Two-thirds of young adults ages 18-to-24 engage in some sort of political activity on social networking sites.
The Uneven Economic Recovery: Wealth of Upper 7% Rises, While Less-Affluent See Declines
From 2009 to 2011, the mean wealth of the most affluent 8 million households rose to an estimated $3,173,895 from an estimated $2,476,244.
Why Own a Gun? Protection Is Now Top Reason
The number of gun owners who say that protection is their top reason for having one has risen 22 percentage points since 1999.
A Majority of Americans Have Received Benefits from Federal Entitlement Programs
More than half of Americans have received government benefits at some point from a major federal entitlement program.