U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Deep racial, partisan divisions in Americans’ views of police officers

While a large majority of Americans rate police officers positively on a 0-to-100 “feeling thermometer,” whites and blacks differ widely in their views.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 13, 2017

Republicans much ‘colder’ than Democrats in views of professors

More Republicans offer a cold than warm view of college professors when asked to rate them on a “feeling thermometer.”

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2017

Democratic voters are increasingly likely to call their views liberal

The share of Democrats who describe their political views as liberal has steadily risen and is now 20 percentage points higher than in 2000.

HispanicSeptember 1, 2017

DACA has shielded nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation

Nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief through the federal program created under Obama in 2012.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2017

Views of racism as a major problem increase sharply, especially among Democrats

The share of Americans who say racism is a “big problem” in society has increased 8 percentage points in the past two years – and has roughly doubled since 2011.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2017

Congressional productivity is up – but many new laws overturn Obama-era rules

This Congress has passed more substantive bills so far in its session than any since 2007 – though nearly a third of them were to undo Obama-era rules.

Pew Research CenterAugust 10, 2017

John Kelly’s military background is unusual for a White House chief of staff

John Kelly is the first chief of staff in more than four decades to come from the upper ranks of the military, and unlike most of his predecessors he has no prior work experience in the White House or campaign politics.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 4, 2017

Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’

Many Americans say the country’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation.

GlobalAugust 1, 2017

Globally, more people see U.S. power and influence as a major threat

Across 30 nations, a median of 38% now say U.S. power and influence poses a major threat to their country, up 13 percentage points from 2013.

GlobalJuly 28, 2017

Border wall is Trump’s least popular policy internationally

People around the world strongly disapprove of Trump’s signature policies, but his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall stands out for its unpopularity.