Americans inhabited different information environments, with wide gaps in how they viewed the election and COVID-19.
The number of federal prisoners sentenced to more than a year behind bars decreased by 5% between 2017 and the end of 2019.
At least 76 of the voting members of the 117th Congress are foreign born or have at least one parent born in another country.
Even as younger generations gain representation in Congress, older generations still make up the majority of senators and representatives.
Only six states now have U.S. senators of different parties – the smallest number of split delegations in more than a century.
Half of all U.S. adults think evangelical Christians will lose influence in Washington under President Joe Biden’s new administration.
Unified government at the beginning of a president’s first term has been the norm, especially for Democratic presidents.
More Americans also say evangelical Christians, business corporations and the military will lose than gain influence in Washington.
White eligible voters were somewhat more likely to say they were contacted than Black, Hispanic or English-speaking Asian eligible voters.
Donald Trump's four-year tenure in the White House revealed extraordinary fissures in American society but left little doubt that he is a figure unlike any other in the nation’s history.