Obama Tops Public’s List of Best President in Their Lifetime, Followed by Clinton, Reagan
When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president.
Trump’s appointed judges are a less diverse group than Obama’s
Donald Trump lags behind Barack Obama in the racial, ethnic and gender diversity of the judges he has appointed to date.
Support for 2010 health care law reaches new high
As congressional Republicans weigh options to replace the Affordable Care Act, support for the 2010 health care law has reached its highest level on record.
Obama issued fewer executive orders on average than any president since Cleveland
Obama has issued 35 executive orders per year in office, slightly fewer than the 36 per year in office that George W. Bush issued and the lowest average in 120 years.
Obama used clemency power more often than any president since Truman
Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Federal prison population fell during Obama’s term, reversing recent trend
Obama is on pace to become the first president since Carter to leave the White House with a smaller federal prison population than when he took office.
Obama Leaves Office on High Note, But Public Has Mixed Views of Accomplishments
With just a few weeks left in Barack Obama’s presidency, Americans’ early judgments of his place in history are more positive than negative.
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.
Key takeaways on international image of the U.S., Obama and presidential candidates
In President Barack Obama’s last year in office, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that views of the United States remain strongly favorable in key European and Asian nations.