U.S. PoliticsFebruary 23, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 10, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 15, 2016

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.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 19, 2016

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.

Political Party Quiz
U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2016

Political Party Quiz

Answer these 11 questions that were part of a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center to find out where you fit on the partisan political spectrum. And see how you compare with other Americans by age, race, religion and gender.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 26, 2016

Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

Explore 20 years of data on public opinion about gun control vs. gun rights.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 25, 2016

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.

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.

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.

Pew Research CenterNovember 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%).