Despite recent violence, Chicago is far from the U.S. ‘murder capital’
St. Louis led the nation with 66.1 murders per 100,000 people in 2017. It was followed by Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Number of U.S.-born babies with unauthorized immigrant parents has fallen since 2007
About 250,000 babies were born to unauthorized immigrant parents in the United States in 2016, the latest year for which information is available, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data about illegal immigration. This represents a 36% decrease from a peak of about 390,000 in 2007.
8 facts about Americans and Facebook
Around two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook, and around four-in-ten get news from the social media platform. Facebook is popular among all demographic groups.
‘Defining the universe’ is essential when writing about survey data
Given the wide range of people we speak to for our polls – and the issues we ask them about – it’s important to be as clear as possible about exactly who says what. In research circles, this practice is sometimes called “defining the universe.”
Trump has appointed a larger share of female judges than other GOP presidents, but lags Obama
Women account for 28% of the 67 judges Trump has appointed to the federal courts since taking office, well below the share appointed by Barack Obama but higher than the share appointed by any other Republican president. Seven of the 67 judges (10%) are racial or ethnic minorities.
Men, women differ over some qualities they see as essential for political and business leadership
Men and women in America generally agree on many of the qualities and competencies they see as essential for political and business leaders to have. But there are notable differences in the importance they ascribe to some of those qualities.
Defending against terrorism has remained a top policy priority for Americans since 9/11
Around seven-in-ten Americans or more have seen defending against terrorism as a top priority for the White House and Congress since early 2002.
Where the public stands on key issues that could come before the Supreme Court
Ahead of the Senate’s deliberations over Kavanaugh, here’s a look at where the public stands on some of the major legal, political and social issues that could come before the Supreme Court in the years ahead.
11 states that have the death penalty haven’t used it in more than a decade
All 10 states that have the death penalty but haven’t used it in at least a decade currently have inmates on death row, though the number ranges from just one prisoner in New Hampshire and Wyoming to 744 in California.
With another Supreme Court pick, Trump is leaving his mark on higher federal courts
Trump has successfully appointed more federal appeals court judges so far in his presidency than his two predecessors combined had at the same point in theirs. And with his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Trump soon could install his second justice on the nation’s highest court, too.