U.S. PoliticsSeptember 26, 2016

From universities to churches, Republicans and Democrats differ in views of major institutions

Reflecting a time of growing partisan polarization, Republicans and Democrats hold very different views on the impact of many of the nation’s institutions.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 23, 2016

Ahead of debates, many voters don’t know much about where Trump, Clinton stand on major issues

Only 48% of voters say they know “a lot” about where Clinton stands on the issues facing the nation, while even fewer (41%) say this about Trump.

ReligionSeptember 23, 2016

Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton

Nearly four-in-ten white evangelical voters who support Trump mention that they do so at least in part because he is not Clinton.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 22, 2016

A political profile of disabled Americans

Overall, Americans with disabilities are engaged with the upcoming election, but they are less likely to turn out to vote as they face a number of obstacles to voting.

Media & NewsSeptember 22, 2016

More say press is too easy on Trump than said so of Romney, McCain

Only a slim minority thinks the news media’s coverage of Trump and Clinton is too tough, a view the public also held in previous general elections.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 21, 2016

Presidential approval a stronger indicator of voter choice than satisfaction with the country

When it comes to who people plan to vote for, presidential approval is a much stronger indicator than satisfaction with the state of the nation.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2016

Educational divide in vote preferences on track to be wider than in recent elections

The contest for president between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is marked by an educational divide that is far wider than in past elections.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 12, 2016

Already-low voter satisfaction with choice of candidates falls even further

Voter satisfaction with choice of candidates at lowest point in decades: 63% of registered voters say they are not too or not at all satisfied.

MethodsSeptember 8, 2016

5 key things to know about the margin of error in election polls

Some of the better-known statistical rules of thumb that a smart consumer might think apply in polls are more nuanced than they seem. In other words, as is so often the case in life, it’s complicated.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2016

House seats rarely flip from one party to the other

Big partisan shifts in the House of Representatives happen, but not often. In only three of the past 12 election cycles has one party posted a net gain of more than 30 seats, and on average 93% of House members who seek re-election are voted back into office.