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

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 21, 2016

In Their Own Words: Why Voters Support – and Have Concerns About – Clinton and Trump

Voters who support Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer a variety of reasons why they do so, ranging from the candidates’ issue positions to their personal backgrounds.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 13, 2016

The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart

Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2016

15 Years After 9/11, a Sharp Partisan Divide on Ability of Terrorists to Strike U.S.

As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, partisan differences over the ability of terrorists to launch a major attack on the United States are now as wide as at any point dating back to 2002.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 26, 2016

Opinions on Gun Policy and the 2016 Campaign

For the past several years, large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans have favored making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 25, 2016

On Immigration Policy, Partisan Differences but Also Some Common Ground

The public is divided over many aspects of U.S. immigration policy.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 18, 2016

Clinton, Trump Supporters Have Starkly Different Views of a Changing Nation

Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagree on a range of policy issues, from terrorism to free trade. Yet they also have more fundamental differences over long-term changes in the country and the next generation’s future prospects.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 4, 2016

Few Clinton or Trump Supporters Have Close Friends in the Other Camp

In an increasingly contentious presidential campaign, just a quarter of voters who support Donald Trump in the general election say they have a lot or some close friends who are supporters of Hillary Clinton. Even fewer Clinton backers (18%) say they have at least some friends who support Trump.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 25, 2016

In Clinton’s March to Nomination, Many Democrats Changed Their Minds

Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in every Pew Research Center survey conducted throughout the party’s primaries. But many Democratic voters vacillated in their candidate support throughout this period.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2016

For GOP Voters, a Winding Path to a Trump Nomination

Over the course of the GOP primaries, a majority of Republican voters changed their minds about who they preferred for president at least once.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 14, 2016

Voters’ Perceptions of the Candidates: Traits, Ideology and Impact on Issues

Few voters ‘check the box’ on positive descriptions of candidates.