15 striking findings from 2015
From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.
Americans’ views of Fed depend on their politics
Republicans, especially conservative Republicans, were more likely to view the institution unfavorably.
Americans divided on government’s role in space exploration
From the moon landings to Star Wars, Americans have long had a fascination with space and affection for NASA, but today’s public is divided on what role their government should play in future space exploration.
5 facts about Republicans and national security
When GOP presidential candidates meet in Las Vegas tonight for their sixth debate, terrorism, foreign policy and national security are expected to be major topics.
Patriotic, honest and selfish: How Americans describe … Americans
Americans pull no punches when assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their fellow citizens.
Supreme Court could reshape voting districts, with big impact on Hispanics
How the Supreme Court decides a redistricting case from Texas could affect Hispanic voting strength and House representation from coast to coast.
As more money flows into campaigns, Americans worry about its influence
There’s more money in the political system than at any time since the reforms of the 1970s, a trend that concerns most Americans regardless of party or ideology.
Republicans divided by income over government’s role in ‘safety net’ issues
There are stark socioeconomic differences within the GOP when it comes to issues like poverty, health care and education.
In politics, most Americans feel they’re on the losing side
It could be a sign of the times – or something more lasting – but far more Americans today feel like their side is losing more often than winning in politics.
6 key takeaways about how Americans view their government
Americans are deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s leaders.