Despite lower crime rates, support for gun rights increases
In December 2014, the balance of opinion flipped: For the first time, more Americans say protecting gun rights (52%) is more important than controlling gun ownership (46%).
Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities
Social hostilities toward religion declined in 2013, while government restrictions on religious beliefs and practices remained level. Harassment of Jews, however, reached a seven-year high.
Restrictions and Hostilities in the Most Populous Countries
Explore the levels of social hostilities and government restrictions on religion in the world's 25 most populous counties since 2007.
Growing Public Support for Gun Rights
Sharp Racial Divisions in Reactions to Brown, Garner Decisions
Ferguson highlights deep divisions between blacks and whites in America
One of the most persistent gaps between blacks and whites involves their levels of confidence in police.
Crime and Corruption Top Problems in Emerging and Developing Countries
Crime and corruption, common scourges of modern societies, top the list of problems cited by publics in emerging and developing nations.
Latino confidence in local police lower than among whites
About half of Hispanics say they have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in their local police force to not use excessive force on suspects and to treat people equally regardless of race or ethnicity.
Few Say Police Forces Nationally Do Well in Treating Races Equally
Stark Racial Divisions in Reactions to Ferguson Police Shooting
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