Bradley Jones

Research Associate

Publications
U.S. PoliticsFebruary 5, 2019

Republicans and Democrats have grown further apart on what the nation’s top priorities should be

Partisans have moved apart not just in political values and approaches to addressing issues, but also on the issues they identify as top priorities.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 31, 2019

Majority of Americans continue to say immigrants strengthen the U.S.

The American public’s views of the impact immigrants have on the country remain largely positive – and deeply partisan.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2019

‘Good jobs’ vs. ‘jobs’: Survey experiments can measure the effects of question wording – and more

The way polling questions are asked can influence people’s answers. Survey experiments are one way to measure the degree to which different questions elicit different answers.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 18, 2019

Americans divided over decision to withdraw from Syria

Overall, 43% of Americans say withdrawing American troops from Syria would be the right decision, while 45% say it would not.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 15, 2019

Democratic and Republican House members on average represent similar numbers of federal workers

Many federal workers live and work far from D.C., with substantial numbers in districts scattered across the country – and represented by both Democratic and GOP members of Congress.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 7, 2018

House Republicans who lost re-election bids were more moderate than those who won

Among GOP House incumbents who lost their re-election campaigns, 23 of 30 were more moderate than the median Republican in the chamber.

Pew Research CenterMay 10, 2018

Americans are generally positive about free trade agreements, more critical of tariff increases

Americans’ views of free trade agreements, which turned more negative during the 2016 campaign, are now about as positive as they were prior to the campaign.

Pew Research CenterMay 8, 2018

Most Americans want to limit campaign spending, say big donors have greater political influence

Americans overwhelmingly support limits on political campaign spending, and most think new laws could effectively reduce the role of money in politics.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 30, 2018

More Americans oppose than favor increased offshore drilling

More Americans now oppose than favor allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters. Americans who live close to a coastline are less supportive of expanding offshore drilling than those who live farther from a coast.

Pew Research CenterOctober 19, 2017

After Las Vegas attack, Democrats in Congress were far more likely than Republicans to mention guns on Facebook

In the week after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, partisan differences were on full display in how elected officials responded on Facebook.