Just 28% of Republicans believe GOP advocates its principles well
A minority of Republicans believe that their party is doing a good job in standing up for its traditional positions of smaller government, tax-cutting and conservative social values.
Americans like Michelle Obama, except for conservative Republicans
There’s been at least one constant in how the public views the Obama administration — the large number of Americans who have a favorable view of First Lady Michelle Obama.
On immigration, Republicans favor path to legal status, but differ over citizenship
As House Republicans plan to roll out their own proposals to reform the nation’s immigration system, polls continue to show a majority of Americans support some pathway to legal status for the 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. Roughly-two thirds of Americans favor either a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants (54%) or […]
What to anticipate in 2014? Many young adults say soccer’s World Cup
Nearly six-in-ten Americans (58%) say they’re “especially looking forward” to the Winter Olympics next month, including roughly equal shares of each age group. But when it comes to this year’s other quadrennial international sports event – the World Cup – it’s largely young people who are anticipating it. It’s not that young people aren’t looking […]
Liberal Democrats still approve of Obama, but many don’t feel strongly
President Obama continues to have sky-high job ratings among liberal Democrats — 90% approve and just 8% disapprove in Pew Research’s poll earlier this month. Their approval of his job performance is twice the rating given by the public as a whole (which rose slightly to 45% after steadily declining over six months). But many […]
Americans divided on whether drones make U.S. safer
A dozen years after 9/11 and the start of the war in Afghanistan, the public has mixed opinions about whether certain policies have made the U.S. safer from terrorism.
JFK torchbearers now vote more Republican
Pew Research has tracked vote preference among different age cohorts in the past several presidential and midterm elections and looked at who was president when each cohort turned 18. By looking at likely voters from our pre-election surveys, we can see how each age cohort voted relative to the national average.
From courts to cops to shops: Where blacks perceive discrimination
Seven-in-ten blacks say that blacks in their communities were treated less fairly than whites in dealing with police.
Public wants compromise, but not on issues they care about
While many polls show that, in general, a majority of Americans want to see compromise in Washington, support for compromise drops when they are asked about specific tradeoffs.
The latest News IQ Quiz: How our web visitors stack up against the public
Our online quiz-takers did better than the general public on each of the 13 questions in our latest News IQ Quiz.