U.S. PoliticsJuly 20, 2016

In ‘political correctness’ debate, most Americans think too many people are easily offended

Six-in-ten (59%) Americans say “too many people are easily offended these days over the language that others use.” Fewer (39%) think “people need to be more careful about the language they use to avoid offending people with different backgrounds.”

U.S. PoliticsJuly 19, 2016

More minority federal judges have been appointed under Democratic than Republican presidents

Since 1945, Democratic presidents have appointed three times as many black judges, and also more Hispanic and Asian judges, to the federal bench as their Republican counterparts.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2016

Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

Blacks and whites differ on the extent to which a person’s race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say “it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white.” Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 13, 2016

Is treatment of minorities a key election issue? Views differ by race, party

Clinton backers are nearly twice as likely as those who support Donald Trump to say the treatment of minorities is very important to their 2016 decision (79% vs. 42%).

U.S. PoliticsJuly 8, 2016

Trump faces challenge in getting a united GOP behind him

54% of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters think disagreements within the party will keep many Republicans from supporting Trump. Fewer (38%) think the party will solidly unite behind him.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 5, 2016

5 facts about America’s political independents

The share of independents in the U.S. stands at its highest point in more than 75 years of public opinion polling. However, a substantial majority of them have not fully declared their independence from the two major parties, with most saying they “lean” toward one or the other.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 1, 2016

How the public views the secret to America’s success

Compared with many other countries in the world, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.

U.S. PoliticsJune 27, 2016

Partisanship in the U.S. isn’t just about politics, but how people see their neighbors

31% of Democrats and 27% of Republicans say it would be harder to get along with a new neighbor from the other party.

U.S. PoliticsJune 22, 2016

Key facts about partisanship and political animosity in America

Republicans and Democrats now have more negative views of the opposing party than at any point in nearly a quarter century. These sentiments are not just limited to views of the parties and their policy proposals; they have a personal element as well.

U.S. PoliticsJune 10, 2016

Turnout was high in the 2016 primary season, but just short of 2008 record

More than 57.6 million people, or 28.5% of estimated eligible voters, voted in the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries that all but wrapped up Tuesday – close to but not quite at the record participation level set in 2008.