Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

U.S. PoliticsNovember 29, 2018

Conflicting Partisan Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy

The public’s leading long-range foreign policy goals for the United States are focused on security, including economic security.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2018

Public Expects Gridlock, Deeper Divisions With Changed Political Landscape

The public is generally positive about the outcome of last week’s midterm elections. Yet most Americans think that neither Democratic congressional leaders nor Donald Trump will be successful in getting their policies passed into law during the next two years.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 5, 2018

More Now Say It’s ‘Stressful’ to Discuss Politics With People They Disagree With

Over the past two years, Americans have become more likely to say it is “stressful and frustrating” to have political conversations with those they disagree with.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 29, 2018

Elections in America: Concerns Over Security, Divisions Over Expanding Access to Voting

With a week to go before Election Day, Americans are confident their local election authorities are up to the essential tasks of making sure that elections are run smoothly and that votes are counted accurately.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 18, 2018

Gun Policy Remains Divisive, But Several Proposals Still Draw Bipartisan Support

The partisan divide that for years has defined public opinion about the nation’s gun policies remains firmly in place. Yet there continue to be several specific policy proposals that draw broad support from both Republicans and Democrats.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 15, 2018

Little Partisan Agreement on the Pressing Problems Facing the U.S.

With less than four weeks until the midterm elections, Republican and Democratic voters differ widely in views of the seriousness of numerous problems facing the United States, including the fairness of the criminal justice system, climate change, economic inequality and illegal immigration.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 4, 2018

2018 Midterm Voters: Issues and Political Values

Supporters of Republican and Democratic candidates in the upcoming congressional election are deeply divided over the government’s role in ensuring health care, the fairness of the nation’s economic system and views of racial equality in the United States.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 1, 2018

Trump Gets Negative Ratings for Many Personal Traits, but Most Say He Stands Up for His Beliefs

Donald Trump receives generally negative ratings from the public across a range of personal traits and characteristics.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 26, 2018

Voter Enthusiasm at Record High in Nationalized Midterm Environment

As elections draw near, voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in more than two decades. A record share of registered voters say which party controls Congress will be a factor in their vote.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 13, 2018

Republicans, Democrats See Opposing Party as More Ideological Than Their Own

Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to view the Democratic Party as very liberal. And the pattern is similar, though less pronounced, in views of the GOP’s ideology: More Democrats than Republicans see the Republican Party as very conservative.