HispanicMarch 9, 2016

Democratic edge in Hispanic voter registration grows in Florida

Hispanic voters this year make up an even larger share of the state’s registered voters than in past years, but the profile of the Latino electorate has shifted over the past decade or so.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 8, 2016

So far, turnout in this year’s primaries rivals 2008 record

So far this year, Republican primaries are experiencing record turnouts, much as voting in Democratic primaries surged in 2008. But the longer-term trend in primary turnout has been down.

Media & NewsMarch 4, 2016

Half of those who aren’t learning about the election feel their vote doesn’t matter

About one-in-ten Americans (9%) did not learn about this year’s presidential election in a given week from any of 11 types of sources asked about in a January Pew Research Center survey. One striking trait of this group is their lack of faith in the impact of voting. Half of this group thinks that their […]

U.S. PoliticsMarch 1, 2016

A divide between college, non-college Republicans

White Republicans with a college degree differ from those without a degree in their views on immigration, racial issues, politics and government, and business.

HispanicFebruary 29, 2016

Super Tuesday showcases electorate’s growing racial, ethnic diversity

The U.S. electorate this year will be the country’s most diverse ever, and that is evident in several Super Tuesday states, in which blacks could have a significant impact.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 26, 2016

Long Supreme Court vacancies used to be more common

If Senate Republicans stick with their declared intention to not consider anyone President Obama might nominate to replace Antonin Scalia, his seat on the Supreme Court likely would remain vacant for a year or more. That would be the longest vacancy on the court for nearly five decades, but by no means the longest ever in U.S. history. In fact, for much of the 19th century it was not uncommon for Supreme Court seats to be unoccupied for months – or, in a few cases, years – at a time.

ReligionFebruary 25, 2016

A closer look at religion in the Super Tuesday states

Looking at the religious makeup of individual states, and at each party’s potential voters within a particular state, can help in understanding the electoral landscape.

ScienceFebruary 25, 2016

Public support for environmental regulations varies by state

When it comes to potential trade-offs between the environment and the economy, most Americans say stricter environmental regulations are worth the cost, while fewer say stricter environmental regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 24, 2016

Scalia’s Supreme Court vacancy draws much public interest, unlike past open seats

Such high levels of interest and engagement weren’t common in past Supreme Court nomination battles.

ReligionFebruary 23, 2016

U.S. religious groups and their political leanings

Mormons are the most heavily Republican-leaning religious group in the U.S., while a pair of major historically black Protestant denominations are two of the most reliably Democratic groups.