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86% of police officers say their work is harder today as a result of high-profile fatal encounters.
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January 12, 2017
Behind the badge
Majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and police officers have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between police and blacks, and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties. Read the key findings from this groundbreaking report, and learn how we surveyed nearly 8,000 officers.
Quiz: Do you know what police think?
Plus: Black and white officers see many key aspects of policing differently
Negative views of Trump’s transition, amid concerns about conflicts, tax returns
A new survey finds 55% of Americans disapprove of the job President-elect Trump has done so far explaining his policies and plans for the future to the American people, while 39% approve. Americans also are concerned about his potential business conflicts of interest and whether he will be too impulsive in making decisions. Six-in-ten say he has a responsibility to release his income taxes.
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How America changed during Barack Obama’s presidency
The country Obama led for eight years is undeniably different from when he first campaigned on a message of change. Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock reflects on the profound social, demographic and technological changes that swept across the U.S. during the tenure of the 44th president, and ahead to some of the trends that could define the tenure of the 45th, Donald Trump.
Fact sheets: The evolution of technology
Pew Research Center has chronicled more than 15 years of internet and technology use. A new set of fact sheets serves as a one-stop shop for anyone looking for information on trends in mobile technology, social media and internet and broadband.
The world facing Trump: Public sees ISIS, cyberattacks, North Korea as top threats
Americans view ISIS, cyberattacks and North Korea’s nuclear program as major threats to the nation. There are substantial partisan divides in the assessment of threats, most notably on climate change and the surge of refugees leaving Iraq and Syria.
Blacks and Hispanics face extra challenges in getting home loans
Though U.S. homeownership has declined since the mid-2000s, the decline has been most pronounced among black and Hispanic households. An examination of mortgage data explores the reasons for this trend.
About one-fifth of adults globally have no formal schooling
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Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy
Police Say High-Profile Fatalities, Protests Have Made Their Jobs Harder
‘Ferguson effect’: 72% of U.S. cops reluctant to make stops
Survey reveals disconnect between police and public attitudes
The Washington Post
Majority of police in the U.S. say their jobs have gotten harder
Los Angeles Times
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Majority of Americans believe Russia was behind DNC hack
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