Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
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.
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.
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.
Attitudes Toward Immigration: In Black and White
African Americans are often more sympathetic to immigrants – except when it comes to jobs.
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.
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.
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.
America’s Immigration Quandary
Americans worry about unauthorized immigration, but disagree about specific policies to deal with it.
Beyond partisanship — and behind those healthy economic indicators — Americans may be seeing something that most economists overlook.
Can’t Get No Satisfaction
Public contentment with state of nation dips below 30%