Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Voters More Focused on Control of Congress – and the President – Than in Past Midterms
The congressional elections are more than four months away, but voter engagement is high when compared with comparable points in previous midterm cycles.
Public Supports U.S. Talks With North Korea; Many Doubt Whether Its Leaders Are ‘Serious’
Americans overwhelmingly support direct talks between the United States and North Korea over its nuclear program. However, the public is skeptical about whether North Korea’s leaders are serious about addressing concerns over its nuclear program.
Public Is Skeptical of the Iran Agreement – and Trump’s Handling of the Issue
As Donald Trump prepares to announce his long-awaited decision on the Iran nuclear agreement, more Americans say they disapprove (40%) than approve (32%) of the agreement.
Trump Viewed Less Negatively on Issues, but Most Americans Are Critical of His Conduct
A majority of Americans find little or no common ground with Donald Trump on issues, but the share who say they agree with him on many or all issues has risen since last August.
The Public, the Political System and American Democracy
Most Americans say ‘design and structure’ of government need big changes.
Our expanded focus on trust, facts and the state of democracy
Pew Research Center is redoubling its focus on the role of information and trust in democratic societies.
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.