The Supreme Court begins a new term on Oct. 7, taking up cases on issues including guns and abortion. As the term begins, here are five facts about the court.
The first full fiscal year of the Trump administration saw large increases in the number of people arrested and criminally prosecuted for immigration offenses.
Partisans have different levels of confidence when it comes to the type of personnel who hold government jobs – presidential appointees or career employees.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. There is a large and growing partisan divide on abortion.
A look at the data on murders, suicides and other gun deaths in the U.S. and how they have changed over time.
Americans believe trust has declined in the U.S., whether it involves citizens’ faith in each other or their confidence in the government.
Four of the 10 most populous countries will no longer be among the top 10 in 2100 – and all four will be supplanted by rapidly growing African nations.
Majorities of Americans say voting in elections, paying taxes and following the law are very important to good citizenship, according to a 2018 survey.
Trials are rare in the federal criminal justice system: Just 2% of criminal defendants went to trial in 2018. Acquittals are even rarer.
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.