By design, wealthier Americans pay most of the nation’s total individual income taxes.
The hundreds of exemptions, deductions and other breaks embedded in the tax code will cost the federal government more than $1.3 trillion this fiscal year.
Americans have good reason to worry about competition from China, the country with which the U.S. has its largest merchandise trade deficit. But competition from high-value exporters such as Germany also poses a challenge that, so far, has been largely ignored on the campaign trail.
The 2020 census could be the first in which most Americans are counted over the internet.
Is the U.S. economic system fair to most Americans, or is it “rigged” to favor the rich and powerful?
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Republicans, especially conservative Republicans, were more likely to view the institution unfavorably.
Social Security has developed into one of the most popular federal programs, though that popularity is tempered by concern over its long-term financial outlook.
The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods has put state lawmakers who favor requiring labeling of these products at odds with counterparts in Congress who oppose it. Americans’ concerns about GM foods are providing the backdrop: A majority of them believe such foods are generally unsafe to eat.
This report provides a deeper examination of views about key science topics by members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.