Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Perceptions of Economic News Continue to Improve
The number of Americans hearing mostly bad news about the nation’s economy continues to decline.
GOP Voters Still Unenthused About Presidential Field
Republican voters continue to express mixed views of the party’s presidential field. Roughly half (51%) of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say the candidates are excellent or good, while 44% say they are only fair or poor. Mitt Romney holds a sizable lead in the race for the GOP nomination.
Continued Majority Support for Death Penalty
Public opinion about the death penalty has changed only modestly in recent years, but there continues to be far less support for the death penalty than there was in the mid-1990s.
Six Telling Findings from the Iowa Caucuses
Here are several findings from polling of voters on the day of the Iowa caucuses that may — or may not — prove to be important as the GOP race moves on to New Hampshire and beyond.
Few GOP Voters Would Be Swayed by Endorsements
Political endorsements by prominent Republicans would provide little help for GOP candidates in the primaries and might be more of a liability than a benefit in a general election campaign.