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.
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.