U.S. PoliticsNovember 8, 2016

On Election Day, most voters use electronic or optical-scan ballots

The great majority of Americans who vote on Election Day will use one of two basic technologies: “fill-in-the-bubble” and other optical-scan ballots, or touch-screen computers and other direct recording electronic systems.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 7, 2016

America’s political divisions in 5 charts

As Election Day unfolds, look through five charts that highlight how politically polarized the nation has become.

Internet & TechNovember 7, 2016

Social media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue

Exposure to a range of new ideas and viewpoints that many social media users encounter can occasionally cause people to change their minds about political issues or candidates.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 5, 2016

A gender gap in views of Hillary Clinton, even among her supporters

Men and women who support Clinton differ in their views about the Democratic candidate and her candidacy to become the first female U.S. president.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 4, 2016

Majorities of women, men say Trump has no respect for women

There are substantial differences in the level of respect voters think Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have for different groups in American society.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 3, 2016

Women drive increase in Democratic support for legal abortion

The share of Democrats saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases has risen since earlier this year, driven primarily by a rise in support among Democratic women.

MethodsNovember 2, 2016

Just how does the general election exit poll work, anyway?

The firm that runs the presidential exit poll expects to interview about 100,000 voters across the country by the time the polls close on election night.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 2, 2016

How Republicans see the GOP on the eve of the 2016 election

Most Republicans say their party is divided headed into the presidential election, but more view the GOP favorably than did so as recently as six months ago.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 1, 2016

It’s harder for Clinton supporters to respect Trump backers than vice versa

Nearly the opposite is true among Trump supporters, however: 56% say they have no trouble respecting someone who backs Clinton.

ScienceOctober 31, 2016

Clinton, Trump supporters deeply divided over use of fossil fuel energy sources

Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagree on whether to support or oppose expanding the production of a range of fossil fuel energy sources.