Big Racial Divide Over Zimmerman Verdict
Blacks are much more likely than whites to express dissatisfaction with the Zimmerman verdict and much more likely to say the case raises important issues about race. Younger Americans are also far more dissatisfied with the verdict than older Americans.
Wide Racial Gap on Who’s Following Zimmerman Trial
The final days of the George Zimmerman trial attracted modest public interest, with 26% following the news very closely. But blacks were twice as likely as whites to say they tracked the trial “very closely.”
Rate of non-fatal violent crime falls since the 1990s
The rate of overall non-fatal violent crimes fell to 2,254 per 100,000 Americans in 2011, compared with 7,976 in 1993.
Sexual Assault in the Military Widely Seen as Important Issue
While very important, few believe sexual assault is a bigger problem in the military than outside it, and most say it does not reflect underlying problems with military culture.
Data: Gun Homicide and Violent Crime
National rates of gun homicide, non-fatal gun crime and all non-fatal violent crimes have fallen since the mid-1990s. Explore the trends by age, race and gender in this interactive.
Slideshow: Gun Violence in America
Key findings from the report “Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware”
Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware
Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000. Despite the drop, 56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher today than 20 years ago.
The World’s Muslims
A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.
TEDx: How Pew Research Studies Religious Freedom
Senior Researcher Brian J. Grim talks about the Pew Research Center’s restrictions on religion studies at the April 2013 TEDx ViaDellaConciliazione conference at the Vatican.
Gun Control Conversation Split
On Twitter, the tone of conversation on gun control shifted back and forth, but the NRA faced more criticism than support. The terms “Newtown” and “gun control” dominated the conversation.