U.S. Politics May. 9, 2006

The Problem of American Exceptionalism

In an excerpt from their new book, America Against the World, Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut and journalist Bruce Stokes examine the major factors, real and imagined, that contribute to the global rise in anti-Americanism.

U.S. Politics May. 9, 2006

Attitudes Toward Immigration in Red and Blue

New analysis finds predominantly Republican “red” as well as swing counties significantly more opposed to immigration – both legal and illegal – than are predominantly Democratic “blue” counties, where immigrants are much more populous.

U.S. Politics May. 2, 2006

Will White Evangelicals Desert the GOP?

Although President Bush’s approval rating has declined as much among white evangelicals as among the public as a whole, so far evangelicals don’t seem likely to abandon the GOP this fall.

U.S. Politics Apr. 25, 2006

Congress Faces Record Public Discontent

Belief that this Congress has accomplished less than its predecessors is higher than at any point in the past nine years; Republican leaders take the blame.

U.S. Politics Apr. 25, 2006

Attitudes Toward Immigration: In Black and White

African Americans are often more sympathetic to immigrants – except when it comes to jobs.

U.S. Politics Apr. 18, 2006

Maximum Support for Raising the Minimum

Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, north, east, south or west, the U.S. public says it’s time for a big boost for the lowest paid.

U.S. Politics Apr. 10, 2006

In Search of Ideologues in America

Many Americans do not fit well within into either the conservative or liberal camps. Instead they find a home in one of two other U.S. political traditions, libertarian and populist, or defy attempts to pigeon-hole them.

U.S. Politics Apr. 4, 2006

America’s Immigration Quandary

Americans worry about unauthorized immigration, but disagree about specific policies to deal with it.

U.S. Politics Mar. 28, 2006

Pinched Pocketbooks

Beyond partisanship — and behind those healthy economic indicators — Americans may be seeing something that most economists overlook.

U.S. Politics Mar. 22, 2006

Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Public contentment with state of nation dips below 30%