The changing face of Congress in 5 charts
Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
Most officers say the media treat police unfairly
Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.
115th Congress sets new high for racial, ethnic diversity
Almost one-in-five voting members of the House and Senate are a racial or ethnic minority, making the 115th U.S. Congress the most diverse in history.
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.
Republicans more likely than Democrats to have confidence in police
Republicans and Democrats have vastly different opinions about how well police do their jobs and the realities of policing today.
Black and white officers see many key aspects of policing differently
On some subjects, racial differences among the police are considerably more pronounced than they are among the public as a whole.
Key findings on how police view their jobs amid protests and calls for reform
A new Pew Research Center nationwide survey of 7,917 police officers focuses on a wide range of topics about policing, including how police view their jobs, officers’ experiences in the field and how these fatal encounters have impacted the way they do their jobs.
Q&A: How Pew Research Center surveyed nearly 8,000 police officers
Read an interview with Senior Editor Rich Morin and Senior Research Methodologist Andrew Mercer, who were involved in our groundbreaking police officer survey.
Blacks and Hispanics face extra challenges in getting home loans
Black and Hispanic mortgage applicants are denied more frequently than whites and Asians, and when they do obtain mortgages they tend to pay higher rates.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.