Among U.S. adults overall, 35% say Obama has done the best job over the past 40 years, followed by Reagan (23%), Trump (17%) and Clinton (12%).
The number of federal prisoners sentenced to more than a year behind bars decreased by 5% between 2017 and the end of 2019.
Only two other presidents since 1900 – George W. and George H.W. Bush – granted fewer acts of clemency than Trump.
Donald Trump leaves the White House having appointed nearly as many appeals court judges in four years as Barack Obama appointed in eight.
Few United States adults – just 5% – say God chose Donald Trump to be president because God approves of his policies.
These views are more upbeat than at any point in the past two decades. More Americans say Trump’s policies have made the economy better than worse.
Women account for 28% of the 67 judges Trump has appointed to the federal courts since taking office, well below the share appointed by Barack Obama but higher than the share appointed by any other Republican president. Seven of the 67 judges (10%) are racial or ethnic minorities.
When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president.
Among the 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey have the most restrictions on religion, while Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo and the U.S. have the fewest restrictions.
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news. Specifically, they were asked whether they did each activity several times a day, once a day, several times a week, once a […]