Most Americans haven’t heard of the ‘alt-right’
The political movement known as the alt-right has sparked considerable debate in recent weeks. Most Americans, however, haven’t heard of the movement at all.
Obama has used clemency power more often than any president since LBJ
He is on track to commute more sentences than any president since Wilson, who commuted 1,366. But he has granted fewer pardons to date than any president for whom DOJ has published statistics.
Republicans, Democrats find common ground on many provisions of health care law
Americans remain split in their opinions about the Affordable Care Act and its future. But while President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the overhaul, individual provisions are broadly popular, even across partisan lines.
GOP gained ground in middle-class communities in 2016
Although many middle-class areas voted for Barack Obama in 2008, they overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump in 2016, a shift that was a key to his victory.
What kinds of backgrounds do U.S. attorneys general have?
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, closely resembles many previous Justice Department leaders.
Will Trump’s backing revive moribund term-limits movement?
Although the movement to limit congressional terms has been largely dormant for the past two decades, 15 states do limit how many terms their own legislators can serve.
Hillary Clinton won Latino vote but fell below 2012 support for Obama
Hillary Clinton won 66% of Latino voters on Election Day, a level of Democratic support similar to 2008 but lower than 2012.
Trump voters want to build the wall, but are more divided on other immigration questions
Though many Trump supporters say illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S. and want to build the wall, they are more divided on other questions.
Most say their churches remained above the electoral fray this year
Among voters who attend religious services at least once a month, relatively few say election information was made available to them in their places of worship.
Among democracies, U.S. stands out in how it chooses its head of state
No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.