Pew Research CenterAugust 10, 2017

John Kelly’s military background is unusual for a White House chief of staff

John Kelly is the first chief of staff in more than four decades to come from the upper ranks of the military, and unlike most of his predecessors he has no prior work experience in the White House or campaign politics.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 4, 2017

Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’

Many Americans say the country’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation.

GlobalAugust 1, 2017

Globally, more people see U.S. power and influence as a major threat

Across 30 nations, a median of 38% now say U.S. power and influence poses a major threat to their country, up 13 percentage points from 2013.

GlobalJuly 28, 2017

Border wall is Trump’s least popular policy internationally

People around the world strongly disapprove of Trump’s signature policies, but his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall stands out for its unpopularity.

Internet & TechJuly 24, 2017

Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem

Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to have been harassed online because of their political views, but there are some notable differences in how members of each party view the issue of online harassment.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 20, 2017

Republicans skeptical of colleges’ impact on U.S., but most see benefits for workforce preparation

Republicans have grown increasingly negative about the impact of colleges and universities on the United States. But last year, most Republicans said that colleges do well in preparing people for good jobs in today’s economy.

Pew Research CenterJuly 13, 2017

U.S. House seats rarely flip to other party in special elections

Special elections to the U.S. House of Representatives tend to be low-turnout events, historically speaking, and seldom result in seats switching from one party to another.

Pew Research CenterJuly 7, 2017

On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties

Today, 57% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 40% think it should be illegal in all or most cases, little changed from 2016.

U.S. PoliticsJune 30, 2017

Most Americans say the U.S. is among the greatest countries in the world

Americans remain overwhelmingly positive about their nation’s relative standing in the world.

GlobalJune 27, 2017

People’s views of their national economies don’t always square with data

Many Europeans, Japanese and Americans feel better today about their nations’ economies than they did before the financial crisis, according to a new global survey by Pew Research Center. But those public sentiments aren’t always aligned with a nation’s actual economic performance.