Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Positive Views of Economy Surge, Driven by Major Shifts Among Republicans
Americans’ views of national economic conditions continue to improve, with the share saying the economy is in good or excellent condition now at its highest point in nearly two decades.
Wide Gender Gap, Growing Educational Divide in Voters’ Party Identification
While partisanship among voters usually does not change much on a yearly basis, some differences have widened over time, especially by educational attainment, gender and age.
Public Confidence in Mueller’s Investigation Remains Steady
The public continues to express at least some confidence that Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
The Generation Gap in American Politics
Generational differences have long been a factor in U.S. politics. These divisions are now as wide as they have been in decades, with the potential to shape politics well into the future.
Majorities Express Favorable Opinions of Several Federal Agencies, Including the FBI
While positive opinions of the FBI among Republicans have slipped since early last year, two-thirds of Americans – including a majority of Republicans – view the bureau favorably.
Majorities Say Government Does Too Little for Older People, the Poor and the Middle Class
Majorities of Americans say the federal government does not provide enough help for older people (65%), poor people (62%) and the middle class (61%). By contrast, nearly two-thirds (64%) say the government provides too much help for wealthy people.
Economic Issues Decline Among Public’s Policy Priorities
Economic issues are viewed as less important policy priorities than they were just a few years ago.
Public Has Mixed Expectations for New Tax Law
A month after Donald Trump and Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the public has mixed views of the sweeping tax overhaul and its long-term impact.
Republicans and Democrats Grow Even Further Apart in Views of Israel, Palestinians
The partisan divide in Middle East sympathies, for Israel or the Palestinians, is now wider than at any point since 1978.
Public Sees Better Year Ahead; Democrats Sharpen Focus on Midterm Elections
A majority of Americans say 2018 will be a better year than 2017, a shift from a year ago when public expectations were far less positive.