U.S. Politics Aug. 13, 2015

Continued Bipartisan Support for Expanded Background Checks

The public continues to overwhelmingly support making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks, as well as laws to prevent people with mental illness from purchasing guns.

U.S. Politics Aug. 5, 2015

Across Racial Lines, More Say Nation Needs to Make Changes to Achieve Racial Equality

Over the past year, there has been a substantial rise in the share of Americans — across racial and ethnic groups — who say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites.

U.S. Politics Jul. 29, 2015

Negative Views of Supreme Court at Record High

Following major, end-of-term rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, unfavorable opinions of the Supreme Court have reached a 30-year high.

U.S. Politics Jul. 23, 2015

GOP’s Rating Takes a Negative Turn

The Republican Party’s favorability rating has grown more negative over the first half of this year. Currently, 32% have a favorable impression of the GOP, while 60% have an unfavorable view. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party continues to have mixed ratings.

U.S. Politics Jul. 22, 2015

A Year Later, U.S. Campaign Against ISIS Garners Support

Nearly a year after the United States launched its first airstrikes against ISIS, the public remains broadly supportive of the military campaign.

U.S. Politics Jul. 21, 2015

Americans Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal

More Americans disapprove than approve of the deal struck last week by the U.S., Iran and five other nations to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Americans also have little confidence that Iran’s leaders will uphold their side of the agreement.

U.S. Politics Jul. 21, 2015

Support Grows for U.S. Ties With Cuba

In the U.S., support for restoring ties with Cuba rose across nearly all partisan groups, as the two countries moved this week to end more than 50 years of diplomatic conflict.

U.S. Politics Jun. 8, 2015

Record Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Public support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally continues its rapid rise: A 57% majority of Americans now favor allowing same-sex marriage, up from 42% just five years ago.

U.S. Politics Jun. 4, 2015

Public Views of Immigration

There is broad public support for a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. But other opinions on immigration, including views of legal immigration, are more mixed.

U.S. Politics May. 28, 2015

Public Continues to Back U.S. Drone Attacks

Americans continue to support U.S. drone strikes targeting extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, despite ongoing concerns that drone attacks endanger lives of innocent civilians.