How the Political Typology groups compare
Pew Research Center’s political typology sorts Americans into cohesive, like-minded groups based on their values and beliefs, as well as their partisan affiliation. Use this tool to compare the groups on key topics and their demographics.
Political Typology Quiz
Are you a Core Conservative? A Solid Liberal? Or somewhere in between? Take our quiz to find out which one of our Political Typology groups is your best match compared with a nationally representative survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults by Pew Research Center.
Political Polarization, 1994-2017
The interactive chart below illustrates the shift in the American public’s political values over the past two decades, using a scale of 10 questions asked together on seven Pew Research Center surveys since 1994.
The News IQ Quiz
Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events by taking our short 10-question quiz. When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American and compare responses across demographic groups.
Gun Rights vs. Gun Control
Explore 20 years of data on public opinion about gun control vs. gun rights.
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.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
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.
Video: How Republican and Democratic voters have changed since 1992
The two parties look less alike today than at any point over the last quarter-century.