Trials are rare in the federal criminal justice system: Just 2% of criminal defendants went to trial in 2018. Acquittals are even rarer.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. There are substantial partisan and ideological divides on abortion.
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.
Despite facing more scrutiny, Facebook is used by around seven-in-ten U.S. adults and remains popular across demographic groups.
Blacks have long outnumbered whites in U.S. prisons. But a significant decline in the number of black prisoners has narrowed the gap.
Our Global Indicators Database serves as a repository of data on global views about international and domestic politics, economics and other topics.
Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.
Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew Research Center, discusses the findings of a new study on America's local news landscape.
Majorities of Americans foresee widening income gaps, tougher financial times for older Americans and intensifying political divisions.
More than a third of the states that allow executions haven’t carried one out in at least 10 years or, in some cases, much longer.