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U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2016

Republican voters’ path to backing Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s rise to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee followed a lengthy primary campaign.

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U.S. PoliticsApril 26, 2016

Political Polarization, 1994-2015

Two years ago, Pew Research Center found that Republicans and Democrats were more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the previous two decades.

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U.S. PoliticsNovember 23, 2015

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2015

Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 19% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (3%) or “most of the time” (16%).

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U.S. PoliticsAugust 13, 2015

Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

The Pew Research Center has tracked shifting public opinion on gun rights and gun control over the past 20 years. Explore our polling data to discover how demographics influence public opinion on guns.

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U.S. PoliticsApril 28, 2015

Quiz: Test Your News Knowledge

Take our latest News IQ quiz and see how you compare to the others who answered the questions as part of a national survey.

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U.S. PoliticsApril 14, 2015

Views of Legalizing Marijuana, 1969-2015

Public opinion on legalizing marijuana. Explore trends by gender, generation, and partisanship.

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U.S. PoliticsApril 7, 2015

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.

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U.S. PoliticsApril 7, 2015

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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 14, 2015

Women in Congress, 1916 – 2015

The 114th U.S. Congress includes a record 108 women — 88 in the House (including four nonvoting delegates) and 20 in the Senate. While women still account for only about a fifth of each chamber, that’s a considerable increase from where things stood not too long ago.

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U.S. PoliticsSeptember 18, 2014

How is Ideology Linked to Child-Rearing Values?

From Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel, explore responses to a survey about which of 12 traits parents feel are “especially important to teach children.”