Pew Research CenterMay 24, 2018

Republicans turn more negative toward refugees as number admitted to U.S. plummets

As the U.S. is on track to admit its smallest number of refugees in decades, opinions about whether the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees have become more polarized.

U.S. PoliticsMay 21, 2018

U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout

About 55.7% of the U.S. voting-age population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election, placing America behind most of its OECD peers.

Pew Research CenterMay 17, 2018

Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up

While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.

Pew Research CenterMay 16, 2018

Democrats, Republicans give their parties so-so ratings for standing up for ‘traditional’ positions

Republicans and Democrats give their own parties only mixed ratings for how well they do in standing up for some of their parties’ traditional positions.

Pew Research CenterMay 11, 2018

Growing share of Americans say Supreme Court should base its rulings on what Constitution means today

A majority of Americans now say the Supreme Court should base its rulings on what the Constitution means today, representing a shift in public opinion.

Pew Research CenterMay 10, 2018

Americans are generally positive about free trade agreements, more critical of tariff increases

Americans’ views of free trade agreements, which turned more negative during the 2016 campaign, are now about as positive as they were prior to the campaign.

Pew Research CenterMay 8, 2018

Most Americans want to limit campaign spending, say big donors have greater political influence

Americans overwhelmingly support limits on political campaign spending, and most think new laws could effectively reduce the role of money in politics.

Pew Research CenterMay 1, 2018

Few Americans see nation’s political debate as ‘respectful’

Most Americans have negative views of the tone of political debate in their country. And a sizable majority says personal insults are “never fair game” in politics.

Pew Research CenterApril 26, 2018

Key findings on Americans’ views of the U.S. political system and democracy

How do Americans feel about their own democracy? Read key findings from our recent report on Americans’ views of democracy in America.

U.S. PoliticsApril 12, 2018

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

The vast majority of proposed amendments die quiet, little-mourned deaths in committees and subcommittees.