U.S. PoliticsNov 10, 2015

5 facts about Republicans

Republican voters give the current field of presidential candidates higher ratings than at comparable times in the past two nomination contests.

U.S. PoliticsOct 28, 2015

Where Republicans are united, divided on the economy

Here is a profile of Republicans’ views of the economy and economic policy, based on our surveys.

U.S. PoliticsOct 22, 2015

Freedom Caucus districts look much like other GOP-held districts

The attitudes of Republicans living in House Freedom Caucus members’ districts look very similar to those in other Republican-represented districts.

Oct 21, 2015

Gun homicides steady after decline in ’90s; suicide rate edges up

Although most Americans think the number of gun crimes has risen, the U.S. gun homicide rate has actually stabilized somewhat in recent years.

U.S. PoliticsOct 20, 2015

What is the House Freedom Caucus, and who’s in it?

We’ve confirmed the identities of 36 members of the caucus, and they are among the most conservative and recently elected of Republican representatives.

U.S. PoliticsOct 12, 2015

5 facts about Democrats

Here’s what our recent survey found about today’s Democrats, who remain loyal to Obama and in recent years have increasingly considered themselves liberal.

U.S. PoliticsOct 6, 2015

GOP speaker hopefuls have served far less time in House than predecessors

Long years of service have been the norm for past speakers, most of whom had accumulated twice as much time in the House as today’s candidates before wielding the gavel.

HispanicSep 30, 2015

On views of immigrants, Americans largely split along party lines

About half of Republicans (53%) say immigrants coming to the U.S. make society worse in the long run, compared with just 24% of Democrats who say the same.

U.S. PoliticsSep 25, 2015

Republicans turned against Boehner, leaders after GOP’s big 2014 victory

Republicans’ frustration with House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders has risen sharply this year. Now, Boehner has become the latest casualty.

U.S. PoliticsSep 23, 2015

Fewer immigrants in Congress today than in years past

Members of Congress today are less likely to be immigrants, especially compared with other periods of history when surges of new arrivals occurred, a new analysis by the Pew Research Center finds.