U.S. PoliticsMarch 20, 2018

Wide Gender Gap, Growing Educational Divide in Voters’ Party Identification

While partisanship among voters usually does not change much on a yearly basis, some differences have widened over time, especially by educational attainment, gender and age.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 15, 2018

Public Confidence in Mueller’s Investigation Remains Steady

The public continues to express at least some confidence that Robert Mueller will conduct a fair investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.

ReligionMarch 6, 2018

Pope Francis Still Highly Regarded in U.S., but Signs of Disenchantment Emerge

American Catholics continue to have a favorable opinion of Francis. Yet there are signs of growing disenchantment with the Argentine pontiff, particularly among Catholic Republicans.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 1, 2018

The Generation Gap in American Politics

Generational differences have long been a factor in U.S. politics. These divisions are now as wide as they have been in decades, with the potential to shape politics well into the future.

GlobalFebruary 28, 2018

Americans Say U.S.-German Relations Are in Good Shape, but Germans Disagree

Americans and Germans also have different views on which element of their countries’ relationship is most important: economy, defense or shared democratic values.

MethodsFebruary 15, 2018

Commercial Voter Files and the Study of U.S. Politics

A new analysis demystifies voter files, the widely-used and comprehensive digital databases used to better understand the U.S. electorate.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 14, 2018

Majorities Express Favorable Opinions of Several Federal Agencies, Including the FBI

While positive opinions of the FBI among Republicans have slipped since early last year, two-thirds of Americans – including a majority of Republicans – view the bureau favorably.

Media & NewsJanuary 29, 2018

Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration

An analysis of 9.7 million tweets reveals that news organizations played the largest role in which content was linked to in discussions about immigration compared with other information providers.

MethodsJanuary 26, 2018

For Weighting Online Opt-In Samples, What Matters Most?

A growing share of polling is conducted with online opt-in, or nonprobability, samples. This trend has raised some concern within the industry because, while low participation rates pose a challenge for all surveys, the online opt-in variety face additional hurdles.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 25, 2018

Economic Issues Decline Among Public’s Policy Priorities

Economic issues are viewed as less important policy priorities than they were just a few years ago.