U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2018

Public Expects Gridlock, Deeper Divisions With Changed Political Landscape

The public is generally positive about the outcome of last week’s midterm elections. Yet most Americans think that neither Democratic congressional leaders nor Donald Trump will be successful in getting their policies passed into law during the next two years.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2018

How Americans view some of the voting policies approved at the ballot box

Many Americans support the idea of several election policies, including same-day and automatic voter registration. This election, voters in many states weighed in on specific ballot measures.

HispanicNovember 9, 2018

Key takeaways about Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections

Latinos made up an estimated 11% of all voters nationwide on Election Day, nearly matching their share of the U.S. eligible voter population.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 8, 2018

The 2018 midterm vote: Divisions by race, gender, education

There were wide differences in voting preferences between men and women, whites and nonwhites, as well as people with more and less educational attainment.

ReligionNovember 7, 2018

How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

White evangelical or born-again Christians backed GOP candidates for the House at about the same rate in 2014. Religious “nones” and Jewish voters again largely backed Democratic candidates.

Pew Research CenterNovember 6, 2018

Weekday elections set the U.S. apart from many other advanced democracies

Many of the millions of Americans voting in Tuesday’s midterm elections will have to do so while working around the demands of their jobs – hitting their polling places before work, taking an extra-long lunch break or going afterward and hoping to make it before the polls close. As they stand in line, many of them may wonder why it is that the United States votes on a Tuesday, of all days.

Internet & TechNovember 5, 2018

Liberal Democrats more likely than other groups to be politically active on social media

Some 44% of liberal Democrats say they have used social media in the past year to encourage others to take action on an issue that was important to them. A similar share (43%) have taken part in a group that shares their interest in a cause.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 5, 2018

In their own words: Why some people find voting difficult

Voters are more enthusiastic about voting than in any midterm election in over 20 years of Pew Research Center polling. Still, millions of Americans will not exercise their right to vote on Tuesday.

HispanicNovember 2, 2018

Hispanic voters more engaged in 2018 than in previous midterms

More Hispanic registered voters say they have given “quite a lot” of thought to the upcoming midterm elections compared with four years ago and are more enthusiastic to vote this year than in previous congressional elections. But they lag behind the general public on some measures of voter engagement.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 1, 2018

A look at voters’ views ahead of the 2018 midterms

With this year’s midterm elections just a week away, here are some key findings from Pew Research Center surveys over the past several months about some of the dynamics and issues shaping the battle for Congress.