U.S. PoliticsJuly 25, 2016

On most issues, Sanders primary supporters further from GOP voters than Clinton backers

On nearly all issues where Clinton’s and Sanders’ backers diverged, they did so because Sanders’ supporters were more to the left of Clinton’s and further away from the opinions of GOP voters.

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U.S. PoliticsJuly 25, 2016

Democratic voters and the road to nominating Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton led the field for the Democratic nomination from the beginning of the campaign in early 2015 on her road to becoming the party’s nominee.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 25, 2016

In Clinton’s March to Nomination, Many Democrats Changed Their Minds

Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in every Pew Research Center survey conducted throughout the party’s primaries. But many Democratic voters vacillated in their candidate support throughout this period.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 21, 2016

The growing Democratic domination of nation’s largest counties

In 2008, Barack Obama won 88 of the 100 largest U.S. counties; four years later he won 86 of them. The last time a Republican presidential candidate won more than a third of the 100 biggest counties was 1988.

ReligionJuly 21, 2016

Churchgoing Republicans, once skeptical of Trump, now support him

Evangelicals and churchgoing Republicans were initially skeptical of Trump, but their support for him has now firmed up.

Media & NewsJuly 20, 2016

Candidates’ social media outpaces their websites and emails as an online campaign news source

A quarter of U.S. adults (24%) turn to social media posts from either the Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump campaigns as a way of keeping up with the election, while 10% turn to their websites and 9% turn to emails.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2016

Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

Blacks and whites differ on the extent to which a person’s race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say “it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white.” Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree.

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U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2016

Republican voters’ path to backing Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s rise to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee followed a lengthy primary campaign.

Media & NewsJuly 18, 2016

Election 2016: Campaigns as a Direct Source of News

Today’s presidential candidates are increasingly prioritizing social media outreach, while the role of campaign websites is shifting.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 14, 2016

Voters’ Perceptions of the Candidates: Traits, Ideology and Impact on Issues

Few voters ‘check the box’ on positive descriptions of candidates.