As Election Nears, Voters Divided Over Democracy and ‘Respect’
As the presidential campaign enters its final days, opinions about American democracy and the candidates’ respect for democratic institutions – as well their respect for women, minorities and other groups in society– have emerged as political flashpoints.
The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart
Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.
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Low Approval of Trump’s Transition but Outlook for His Presidency Improves
Nearly a month after Donald Trump’s election as president, the public views his transition to the White House less positively than those of past presidents-elect.
Republicans, Democrats find common ground on many provisions of health care law
Americans remain split in their opinions about the Affordable Care Act and its future. But while President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the overhaul, individual provisions are broadly popular, even across partisan lines.
GOP gained ground in middle-class communities in 2016
Although many middle-class areas voted for Barack Obama in 2008, they overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump in 2016, a shift that was a key to his victory.
Will Trump’s backing revive moribund term-limits movement?
Although the movement to limit congressional terms has been largely dormant for the past two decades, 15 states do limit how many terms their own legislators can serve.
Hillary Clinton won Latino vote but fell below 2012 support for Obama
Hillary Clinton won 66% of Latino voters on Election Day, a level of Democratic support similar to 2008 but lower than 2012.
Trump voters want to build the wall, but are more divided on other immigration questions
Though many Trump supporters say illegal immigration is a serious problem in the U.S. and want to build the wall, they are more divided on other questions.
Most say their churches remained above the electoral fray this year
Among voters who attend religious services at least once a month, relatively few say election information was made available to them in their places of worship.
Among democracies, U.S. stands out in how it chooses its head of state
No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.
Many voters, especially blacks, expect race relations to worsen following Trump’s election
Voters are far more pessimistic about progress in race relations under Donald Trump than they were after Barack Obama’s election eight years ago, and the shift has been particularly striking among blacks.
TV still the top source for election results, but digital platforms rise
Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.