Public Trust in Government: 1958-2017
Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 20% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (4%) or “most of the time” (16%)
For members of 114th Congress, partisan criticism ruled on Facebook
Facebook posts from members of the 114th Congress attracted more attention when they contained disagreement with the opposing party than when they expressed bipartisanship, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of over 100,000 posts.
Americans Name the Top Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
The Pew Research Center survey, conducted in association with A+E Networks’ HISTORY, asked everyone from Millennials to members of the Greatest Generation to list the events that most profoundly affected America.
Gun Rights vs. Gun Control
Explore 20 years of data on public opinion about gun control vs. gun rights.
Democratic voters and the road to nominating Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton led the field for the Democratic nomination from the beginning of the campaign in early 2015 on her road to becoming the party’s nominee.
Republican voters’ path to backing Donald Trump
Donald Trump’s rise to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee followed a lengthy primary campaign.
Views of Legalizing Marijuana, 1969-2015
Public opinion on legalizing marijuana. Explore trends by gender, generation, and partisanship.
Party Identification Trends, 1992-2014
Pew Research Center has been tracking the party affiliation of the general public for over 20 years. Explore the party ID data for two dozen demographic subgroups, categorized by gender, race, education, generation, and religious affiliation.
Trends in Party Identification, 1939-2014
For more than 70 years, with few exceptions, more Americans have identified as Democrats than Republicans. But the share of independents, which surpassed the percentages of either Democrats or Republicans several years ago, continues to increase.
Compare Political Typology Groups
The Pew Research Center’s Political Typology looks beyond “Red vs. Blue” in American politics, sorting voters into cohesive groups, based on their attitudes and values – not their partisan labels. Use this tool to compare the groups on key topics, such as the economy and foreign policy.