Six-in-ten black adults say it is important for houses of worship to address “political topics such as immigration and race relations.”
In April, 78% of Americans overall – but 56% of black Americans – said they had confidence in police officers to act in the public's best interests.
Black adults are about five times as likely as whites to say they’ve been unfairly stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity.
There were 1,501 black prisoners for every 100,000 black adults in 2018, down sharply from 2,261 black inmates per 100,000 black adults in 2006.
The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police.
Police officers in the United States still make more arrests for marijuana offenses than for any other drug, according to FBI data.
Both violent and property crime in the U.S. have declined over the long term, but Americans regularly say crime is up.
The first full fiscal year of the Trump administration saw large increases in the number of people arrested and criminally prosecuted for immigration offenses.
Trials are rare in the federal criminal justice system: Just 2% of criminal defendants went to trial in 2018. Acquittals are even rarer.
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.