Pew Research CenterDecember 13, 2018

18 striking findings from 2018

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on many issues every year. Read 18 of this year’s standout findings.

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.

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 4, 2018

How Americans see their country and their democracy

On the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the birth of the nation and the values that have sustained the country and its democracy. Read key findings about how Americans see their country and their democracy.

Pew Research CenterApril 26, 2018

Key findings on Americans’ views of the U.S. political system and democracy

How do Americans feel about their own democracy? Read key findings from our recent report on Americans’ views of democracy in America.

U.S. PoliticsApril 26, 2018

The Public, the Political System and American Democracy

Most Americans say ‘design and structure’ of government need big changes.

U.S. PoliticsApril 26, 2018

Our expanded focus on trust, facts and the state of democracy

Pew Research Center is redoubling its focus on the role of information and trust in democratic societies.

U.S. PoliticsApril 26, 2018

Civics Quiz: What do you know about the U.S. government?

Test your knowledge of U.S. government by taking our short 7-question quiz.

Pew Research CenterApril 13, 2018

U.S. foreign policy experts are more pessimistic about democracy than their European counterparts

Foreign policy experts on opposite sides of the Atlantic have markedly different assessments of the way democracy is working in their countries.

Pew Research CenterMarch 12, 2018

People in less democratic countries are more likely to say China and Russia respect personal freedoms

People who live in countries where the political system is less than “fully democratic” tend to give Beijing and Moscow higher marks for upholding individual rights than people who live in full democracies, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of public opinion in 38 countries across the globe.