Americans have broad exposure to firearms, whether they personally own a gun or not. At the same time, most adults say gun laws should be stricter.
When the 116th Congress convenes, women will make up nearly a quarter of both chambers – the highest percentage in U.S. history.
About seven-in-ten U.S. parents younger than 50 say it’s unlikely they will have more children in the future.
Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
The median adjusted income in a household headed by a Millennial was $69,000 in 2017. The previous peak for households headed by people ages 22 to 37 was in 2000.
While the share of Americans who say they are lonely all or most of the time is small, the share rises significantly for some groups.
Multigenerational caregivers in the U.S., who account for 12% of parents, provide more than two and a half hours of unpaid care a day.
St. Louis led the nation with 66.1 murders per 100,000 people in 2017. It was followed by Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
About one-in-seven U.S. adults provide unpaid care of some kind to another adult. Caregivers rate about half of their caregiving experiences as meaningful.
English language learners in U.S. K-12 public schools are a diverse group from many different states and native language backgrounds.