April 13, 2017

6 facts about the U.S. military and its changing demographics

The demographic makeup of the country’s active-duty force has changed over time, and those changes tend to reflect trends in the broader society.

April 11, 2017

U.S. private prison population has declined in recent years

In 2015, about 126,000 prisoners were held in privately operated facilities under the jurisdiction of 29 states and the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Internet & TechApril 10, 2017

Americans have mixed views on policies encouraging broadband adoption

As the FCC continues to address broadband infrastructure and access, Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption.

Pew Research CenterApril 10, 2017

Immigration offenses make up a growing share of federal arrests

Federal law enforcement agencies are making more arrests for immigration-related offenses and fewer arrests for other types of offenses – including drug, property and gun crimes – than they were a decade ago.

U.S. PoliticsApril 6, 2017

Americans remain divided on how the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution

The contentious Senate debate over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court has cast a spotlight on deep partisan and ideological divisions in Congress – and in the public – over how the U.S. Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution when making its decisions.

U.S. PoliticsApril 4, 2017

What does the federal government spend your tax dollars on? Social insurance programs, mostly

From Social Security to national parks, a look at long-range trends in federal outlays relative to the U.S. economy

March 28, 2017

Federal criminal prosecutions fall to lowest level in nearly two decades

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 77,152 defendants in fiscal year 2016. That’s a decline of 25% since fiscal 2011.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 23, 2017

Many lower-income Republicans see ensuring health coverage for all as a government responsibility

Lower-income Republicans are somewhat more likely than higher-income Republicans to support the Affordable Care Act, and many say ensuring health care coverage for all is a government responsibility.

ReligionMarch 21, 2017

Majority of states have all-Christian congressional delegations

The vast majority of the nation’s federal lawmakers (91%) describe themselves as Christians, compared with 71% of U.S. adults who say the same.

March 20, 2017

Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders

One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.