U.S. Politics Jun. 9, 2014

Doubts About Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

The public has a more negative than positive view of the prisoner exchange that freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, but most think the U.S. has a responsibility to do all it can to free captive U.S. soldiers in general, regardless of the circumstances of their capture.

U.S. Politics May. 19, 2014

Congressional Service Less of an Asset for White House Hopefuls

A declining share of the public sees service in Congress, rather than as a governor, as better preparation for the White House. And more now say long service in D.C. would do more to decrease than increase the chances of them supporting a candidate.

U.S. Politics May. 6, 2014

Supreme Court Favorability Rebounds

Favorable views of the Supreme Court over time showing supreme court favorability are back above 50%, having rebounded from historic lows reached in the summer of 2013.

U.S. Politics May. 5, 2014

Midterm Election Indicators Daunting for Democrats

With the midterm elections six months away, 47% of registered voters support the Republican candidate in their district while 43% favor the Democrat. And more see their vote as a vote against President Obama than for him.

U.S. Politics Apr. 29, 2014

Public Divided on Prospects for Peaceful Two-State Solution

Amid the breakdown of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, the public is divided over whether a way can be found for a peaceful two-state solution in the Middle East.

U.S. Politics Apr. 28, 2014

Americans Support Increased Sanctions against Russia

The public supports increased U.S. economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia by a 53% to 36% margin. But most oppose military aid to Ukraine.

U.S. Politics Apr. 10, 2014

GOP Voters More Likely to See ACA as ‘Very Important’ to Their Midterm Vote

In looking ahead to this fall’s elections, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to view a candidate’s position on the Affordable Care Act as very important to their vote.

U.S. Politics Apr. 2, 2014

America’s New Drug Policy Landscape

Two-thirds of Americans now say that the government should focus more on providing treatment for drug users, and 63% say states moving away from mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenders is a good thing.

U.S. Politics Mar. 25, 2014

Concerns about Russia Rise, But Just a Quarter Call Moscow an Adversary

In the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, public concern about Russia has increased, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

U.S. Politics Mar. 24, 2014

Nearly Half of Public Says ‘Right Amount’ of Malaysian Jet Coverage

The public followed news about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane more closely than any other story last week. While the story has attracted extensive news coverage, most Americans do not feel there has been too much coverage of the missing jetliner.