ReligionApril 24, 2017

5 facts about the death penalty

As the debate over the death penalty continues in the U.S. and worldwide, here are five facts about the issue.

March 9, 2017

Led by Baby Boomers, divorce rates climb for America’s 50+ population

Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s.

March 1, 2017

Most violent and property crimes in the U.S. go unsolved

In 2015, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police.

GlobalFebruary 16, 2017

Millennials in many countries are more open than their elders on questions of national identity

In a number of countries, younger people are more likely than their elders to take an inclusive view of what it takes for people to be truly “one of us.”

ReligionFebruary 3, 2017

Most Americans oppose churches choosing sides in elections

There has long been a consensus that churches should not endorse specific candidates for public office, and a current law known as the Johnson Amendment prohibits them from involvement in political campaigns.

ScienceFebruary 2, 2017

Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks

While most Americans support requiring childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella, parents of young children rate the risks of the vaccine higher and the benefits lower.

ReligionJanuary 26, 2017

5 facts about abortion

As the debate over abortion continues, here are five key facts about Americans’ views on the topic.

January 25, 2017

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.

January 23, 2017

Police, public differ on key issues but align on others

The public and the police differ on issues ranging from an assault rifle ban to racial progress in the U.S., but their views align on other issues.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 20, 2017

Obama used clemency power more often than any president since Truman

Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.