Fact TankDecember 21, 2016

16 striking findings from 2016

In 2016, Pew Research Center examined an array of topics in America – from immigration to the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats – as well as many from around the globe.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 20, 2016

Trump’s victory another example of how Electoral College wins are bigger than popular vote ones

For the fifth time in U.S. history, and the second time this century, a presidential candidate has won the White House while losing the popular vote.

December 16, 2016

More voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle

New census data show that 263 counties, cities and other jurisdictions in 29 states will now be required to print election ballots in non-English languages.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

Most Americans favor stricter environmental laws and regulations

A majority of U.S. adults say stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost, while roughly a third say such regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 13, 2016

Americans still favor ties with Cuba after Castro’s death, U.S. election

Three-quarters of U.S. adults approve of the decision last year to re-establish relations with Cuba, and nearly as many favor ending the trade embargo.

Fact TankDecember 12, 2016

Most Americans haven’t heard of the ‘alt-right’

The political movement known as the alt-right has sparked considerable debate in recent weeks. Most Americans, however, haven’t heard of the movement at all.

Fact TankDecember 8, 2016

Republicans, Democrats find common ground on many provisions of health care law

Americans remain split in their opinions about the Affordable Care Act and its future. But while President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the overhaul, individual provisions are broadly popular, even across partisan lines.

Fact TankDecember 8, 2016

GOP gained ground in middle-class communities in 2016

Although many middle-class areas voted for Barack Obama in 2008, they overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump in 2016, a shift that was a key to his victory.

Fact TankDecember 5, 2016

What kinds of backgrounds do U.S. attorneys general have?

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, closely resembles many previous Justice Department leaders.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 1, 2016

Will Trump’s backing revive moribund term-limits movement?

Although the movement to limit congressional terms has been largely dormant for the past two decades, 15 states do limit how many terms their own legislators can serve.