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Learn what percentage of Americans have been victimized by any of seven types of conventional crime in the past year, and what the rate is for violent crime.

As the number of states legalizing marijuana rises, what percentage of Americans report smoking it?

by RJ Reinhart and Zacc Ritter

There is a disconnect between Americans' perceptions of their personal success and their perceptions of how society defines success.

by Lydia Saad

Fifty years after Woodstock became the symbol of 1960s social upheaval, Gallup trends highlight how much has changed in U.S. society.

Read Gallup's short answer to this common question about gun ownership, including what percentages of major demographic subgroups own guns.