October 12, 2017

Supporters of stricter gun laws are less likely to contact elected officials

About one-in-five U.S. gun owners say they have ever contacted a public official to express their opinion on gun policy, compared with 12% of non-gun owners.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 5, 2017

Key takeaways on Americans’ growing partisan divide over political values

Our surveys conducted in June and July found little common ground among Republicans and Democrats on fundamental values. Here are eight takeaways.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2017

Republicans’ optimism about future of GOP declines

The share of Republicans who are very or somewhat pessimistic about the future of the Republican Party has nearly doubled since December 2016.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 28, 2017

Views about whether whites benefit from societal advantages split sharply along racial and partisan lines

Issues of race have long divided Americans along racial and partisan lines, and these differences extend to views of whether white people in the U.S. benefit from advantages in society that black people do not have. A majority of Americans (56%) say that white people either benefit “a great deal” (26%) or “a fair amount” […]

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 27, 2017

More Americans favor raising than lowering tax rates on corporations, high household incomes

As the congressional debate over Trump’s tax overhaul begins, more Americans say tax rates on corporations and higher-income households should be raised rather than lowered.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution seldom go anywhere

More than 700 proposed amendments have been introduced into the House or Senate since 1999, but not one has become part of the Constitution.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Deep racial, partisan divisions in Americans’ views of police officers

While a large majority of Americans rate police officers positively on a 0-to-100 “feeling thermometer,” whites and blacks differ widely in their views.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 13, 2017

Republicans much ‘colder’ than Democrats in views of professors

More Republicans offer a cold than warm view of college professors when asked to rate them on a “feeling thermometer.”

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2017

Democratic voters are increasingly likely to call their views liberal

The share of Democrats who describe their political views as liberal has steadily risen and is now 20 percentage points higher than in 2000.

HispanicSeptember 1, 2017

DACA has shielded nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation

Nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief through the federal program created under Obama in 2012.