Only two other presidents since 1900 – George W. and George H.W. Bush – granted fewer acts of clemency than Trump.
“Saddened, hurt, disgusted,” one woman in her 50s said. “Never thought I would see anything like this in my life.”
Donald Trump leaves the White House having appointed nearly as many appeals court judges in four years as Barack Obama appointed in eight.
The two primary sources of government crime statistics both paint an incomplete picture, though efforts at improvement are underway.
Americans have heard more about clashes between police and protesters than other recent news stories
The public is more likely to have heard “a lot” about ongoing confrontations between police and protesters than several other stories.
55% of U.S. adults now express at least some support for the Black Lives Matter movement, down from 67% in June.
While declining shares give police forces positive marks for their use of force, treatment of racial groups and officer accountability, there is little support for cuts in spending on local policing.
Americans who recently protested are more likely to live in an urban area and to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.
Six-in-ten black adults say it is important for houses of worship to address “political topics such as immigration and race relations.”
Amid Protests, Majorities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement
As demonstrations continue across the country to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody, Americans see the protests both as a reaction to Floyd’s death and an expression of frustration over longstanding issues.