Americans tend not to favor budget cuts when asked about specific areas being affected, including Medicaid.
Read an interview with Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell, who helped author the study.
About four-in-ten adults say they have heard “nothing at all” about the Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative Republican lawmakers in the House.
Federal law enforcement agencies are making more arrests for immigration-related offenses and fewer arrests for other types of offenses – including drug, property and gun crimes – than they were a decade ago.
Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 77,152 defendants in fiscal year 2016. That’s a decline of 25% since fiscal 2011.
In 2015, 47% of the violent crimes and 35% of the property crimes tracked by the Bureau of Justice Statistics were reported to police.
Justices who were younger than 45 when they took the oath of office served an average of 21.6 years on the court; those who were ages 45 to 49 served an average of 19.4 years.
Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.
Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.
On some subjects, racial differences among the police are considerably more pronounced than they are among the public as a whole.