Among developed nations, Americans’ tax bills are below average
Tax burdens in the U.S. are lower than most of its developed-nation peers – in some cases, well below.
Supporters of stricter gun laws are less likely to contact elected officials
About one-in-five U.S. gun owners say they have ever contacted a public official to express their opinion on gun policy, compared with 12% of non-gun owners.
A closer look at who does (and doesn’t) pay U.S. income tax
Taxpayers with incomes of $200,000 or more paid well over half (58.8%) of federal income taxes, though they accounted for only 4.5% of all returns filed (6.8% of all taxable returns). By contrast, taxpayers with incomes below $30,000 filed nearly 44% of all returns but paid just 1.4% of all federal income tax.
More Americans favor raising than lowering tax rates on corporations, high household incomes
As the congressional debate over Trump’s tax overhaul begins, more Americans say tax rates on corporations and higher-income households should be raised rather than lowered.
DACA has shielded nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation
Nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief through the federal program created under Obama in 2012.
5 facts about the national debt
As of July 31, the federal government’s total debt stands at $19.845 trillion. Read a primer on the U.S. national debt, the debt limit and interest payments on the nation’s credit line.
More than half of new green cards go to people already living in the U.S.
About a million immigrants receive U.S. green cards each year, but fewer than half are new arrivals from other countries. The majority already live in the United States on temporary visas.
Bipartisan support for some gun proposals, stark partisan divisions on many others
Republicans and Democrats find rare common ground on some gun policy proposals in the U.S., but there are sharp partisan differences on other issues.
Tepid support for democracy among both young and old in Central and Eastern Europe
The generation of Central and Eastern Europeans raised after the fall of the Berlin Wall differs little in its political outlook from earlier generations.
Few Americans support cuts to most government programs, including Medicaid
Americans tend not to favor budget cuts when asked about specific areas being affected, including Medicaid.