State and Local Policy

The Center for American Progress constantly strives to find meaningful solutions and pathways to promote progressive policy advancement at the state and local level. Our work focuses on locally driven solutions as well as the vast policy and communications expertise in the organization. We hope this research and data can help facilitate thoughtful debate among state and local leaders so that we can bring about progressive change in an ever-changing political landscape.


The Funnel To Passing AP Exams Interactive

The Funnel To Passing AP Exams

This interactive uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to estimate how many students, overall and disaggregated, enroll in AP courses, take AP tests, and pass AP tests.

Roby Chatterji, Neil Campbell, Abby Quirk

Gun Violence in America: A State-by-State Analysis Interactive
The lawn outside the U.S. Capitol is covered with 7,000 pairs of empty shoes on March 13, 2018 to memorialize the 7,000 children killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook school shooting. (Getty/ Saul Loeb)

Gun Violence in America: A State-by-State Analysis

While gun violence is a uniquely American problem, the specific impact varies widely from state to state.

Eugenio Weigend Vargas

Gun Violence Across America Interactive

Gun Violence Across America

This interactive map shows how each state ranks in terms of overall levels of gun violence.

Chelsea Parsons, Eugenio Weigend Vargas