U.S. PoliticsApril 3, 2017

As Republicans’ views improve, Americans give the economy its highest marks since financial crisis

Nearly six-in-ten people in the United States say the economic situation is very or somewhat good, the most positive assessment of the economy since 2007.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 30, 2017

Partisans in ‘safest’ counties for their party more willing to discuss political differences

Partisans in counties in which their party was politically dominant in the 2016 election were much more likely to support seeking common ground politically.

March 28, 2017

Federal criminal prosecutions fall to lowest level in nearly two decades

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against 77,152 defendants in fiscal year 2016. That’s a decline of 25% since fiscal 2011.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 23, 2017

Many lower-income Republicans see ensuring health coverage for all as a government responsibility

Lower-income Republicans are somewhat more likely than higher-income Republicans to support the Affordable Care Act, and many say ensuring health care coverage for all is a government responsibility.

ScienceMarch 22, 2017

How much does science knowledge influence people’s views on climate change and energy issues?

People’s level of science knowledge helps to a degree to explain their beliefs about climate and energy issues, but it depends on their partisanship.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 20, 2017

A wider partisan and ideological gap between younger, older generations

The generation gap in American politics is dividing two younger age groups, Millennials and Generation X, from the two older groups, Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 20, 2017

What backgrounds do U.S. Supreme Court justices have?

When President Donald Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death last year of Justice Antonin Scalia, he chose a candidate whose professional background is very much in line with previous and current justices.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 8, 2017

In Republicans’ views of a border wall, proximity to Mexico matters

Republicans who live closer to the U.S.-Mexico border are less supportive of the wall than are those who live farther away.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 2, 2017

Public remains divided over role of government in financial regulation

As Donald Trump and congressional Republicans take steps to roll back Obama-era financial regulations, the public remains divided over whether regulations of financial institutions have gone too far or not gone far enough.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 24, 2017

Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it

More Americans continue to oppose than favor building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico, and 70% think the U.S. would ultimately pay for it.