Nearly half of U.S. adults say the pandemic has driven people in their community apart. Many see a long road to recovery: About one-in-five say life in their community will never get back to the way it was before COVID-19.
Columbus Day seems to be fading as a widely observed holiday, having come under fire in recent decades from Native American advocates and others.
Only 21 of the nearly 2,400 people who have served as a state governor since U.S. independence have resigned under pressure.
We identified 261 U.S. jurisdictions that have adopted some voting method other than the winner-take-all system most American voters know.
The $7.25 federal minimum wage is used in just 21 states, which collectively account for about 40% of all U.S. wage and salary workers.
When legislatures get the data to draw new congressional maps, Republicans will drive that process in 20 states, versus 11 for Democrats.
Kamala Harris’ election represented an advance in the progress Black Americans have made in recent decades in political leadership.
Just half of registered voters expect to know results within a day or two of Election Day, including nearly identical shares who support Trump and Biden.
Six-in-ten say the primary reason the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is increasing is that there are more new infections; 39% say cases are rising mainly because more people are being tested than in previous months.
The share of Americans voting by mail has risen in recent presidential election cycles, but there is variation from one state to another.