U.S. PoliticsMarch 31, 2016

Campaign Exposes Fissures Over Issues, Values and How Life Has Changed in the U.S.

The 2016 presidential campaign has exposed deep disagreements between – and within – the two parties on a range of major policy issues.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 28, 2016

Garland Nomination to Supreme Court Gets Positive Reception From Public

Although Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court faces an uncertain fate in the Senate, more Americans say they favor (46%) than oppose (30%) Garland’s confirmation to the high court. About a quarter (24%) offer no opinion.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 22, 2016

More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone

As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc. continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 28, 2016

2012 Republican Primary Voters: More Conservative Than GOP General Election Voters

In many ways, GOP primary voters were more conservative than Republican general election voters who didn’t vote in 2012’s primaries, both in their self-identification and their political values.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 22, 2016

Budget Deficit Slips as Public Priority

The goal of reducing the budget deficit, which the public once ranked among the most pressing objectives for the Obama administration, has continued its recent decline in perceived importance.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 21, 2016

Voters Skeptical That 2016 Candidates Would Make Good Presidents

A year before the next president takes office, voters are skeptical that any of the leading 2016 candidates would make a good president.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 15, 2015

Views of Government’s Handling of Terrorism Fall to Post-9/11 Low

Americans’ concerns about terrorism surged and ratings of the U.S. government’s handling of it plummeted following attacks in Paris and California.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 14, 2015

Debates Help Fuel Strong Interest in 2016 Campaign

As candidates in both parties prepare for the next round of presidential debates, a new national survey finds that the public is highly engaged by the 2016 campaign.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 23, 2015

How Americans View Their Government

Americans are deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders. Yet at the same time, they rate the government positively in many areas.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 8, 2015

On Immigration Policy, Wider Partisan Divide Over Border Fence Than Path to Legal Status

As immigration emerges as a key issue in the presidential campaign, there is little common ground between Republicans and Democrats in views of several immigration policy proposals.