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.

ReligionJune 26, 2017

5 facts about same-sex marriage

Read five key facts about same-sex marriage, two years after U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples the right to marry.

U.S. PoliticsJune 23, 2017

Public support for ‘single payer’ health coverage grows, driven by Democrats

A majority of Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. And a growing share now supports a “single payer” approach to health insurance.

U.S. PoliticsJune 23, 2017

Bipartisan support for some gun proposals, stark partisan divisions on many others

Republicans and Democrats find rare common ground on some gun policy proposals in the U.S., but there are sharp partisan differences on other issues.

U.S. PoliticsJune 1, 2017

Dislike of candidates or campaign issues was most common reason for not voting in 2016

The share of registered voters who cited a “dislike of the candidates or campaign issues” as their main reason for not voting reached a new high of 25%.

U.S. PoliticsJune 1, 2017

Trump’s nominees have already faced a large number of cloture votes

The president has been slow to nominate people to fill key posts, and most of those he has named have had to overcome the cloture hurdle before being confirmed.

U.S. PoliticsMay 26, 2017

U.S. veterans are generally supportive of Trump

U.S. veterans, who broadly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, have remained positive about the job he is doing as president.