GlobalOctober 16, 2017

Globally, Broad Support for Representative and Direct Democracy

Across the world, a median of 78% say representative democracy is a good way to govern their country. Yet, pro-democracy views coexist with openness to nondemocratic forms of governance.

Pew Research CenterAugust 24, 2017

Jury duty is rare, but most Americans see it as part of good citizenship

The chances of serving on a jury in any given year are small, but most Americans still see it as part of being a good citizen.

ReligionJune 8, 2017

Tepid support for democracy among both young and old in Central and Eastern Europe

The generation of Central and Eastern Europeans raised after the fall of the Berlin Wall differs little in its political outlook from earlier generations.

ScienceMay 11, 2017

Americans Divided on Whether Recent Science Protests Will Benefit Scientists’ Causes

More Democrats and younger adults believe last month’s science marches will lead to public support for science, while Republicans and older adults tend to disagree.

U.S. PoliticsMay 3, 2017

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2017

Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 20% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (4%) or “most of the time” (16%)

Media & NewsApril 4, 2017

Most Say Tensions Between Trump Administration and News Media Hinder Access to Political News

Large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans say the relationship between the two is unhealthy.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 2, 2017

Large Majorities See Checks and Balances, Right to Protest as Essential for Democracy

Large majorities of the public, Republicans and Democrats alike, say open and fair elections and a system of governmental checks and balances are essential to maintaining a strong democracy in the United States.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 10, 2017

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.

Internet & TechDecember 28, 2016

‘We the People’: Five Years of Online Petitions

Americans used President Obama’s “We the People” online petitioning system to address health care, veterans’ issues and illnesses among other issues. But the impact of petitions was modest and varied.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 13, 2016

Americans still favor ties with Cuba after Castro’s death, U.S. election

Three-quarters of U.S. adults approve of the decision last year to re-establish relations with Cuba, and nearly as many favor ending the trade embargo.