Pew Research CenterJanuary 18, 2019

Americans view this shutdown much as they did past ones – negatively and with much anxiety

No matter who they blamed for previous government shutdowns or how much they felt personally affected by them, most Americans have had negative opinions about them.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 15, 2019

Democratic and Republican House members on average represent similar numbers of federal workers

Many federal workers live and work far from D.C., with substantial numbers in districts scattered across the country – and represented by both Democratic and GOP members of Congress.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 9, 2019

The data casualties of the federal government shutdown

The government shutdown has squeezed the daily flood of data from federal agencies down to a trickle. Take a look at what data are and are not available.

October 10, 2018

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live

Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2018

Most continue to say ensuring health care coverage is government’s responsibility

Six-in-ten Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. The share of Americans saying health care coverage is a government responsibility remains at its highest level in a decade.

Pew Research CenterMay 10, 2018

Americans are generally positive about free trade agreements, more critical of tariff increases

Americans’ views of free trade agreements, which turned more negative during the 2016 campaign, are now about as positive as they were prior to the campaign.

Pew Research CenterApril 5, 2018

Despite talk of ‘trade war’ with China, highest U.S. tariffs are on imports from other Asian countries

The highest U.S. tariffs aren’t on imports from its biggest trading partners, but on products from several developing South Asian nations whose exports are heavily weighted toward clothing, footwear and other products that the U.S. generally taxes highly.

Pew Research CenterMarch 28, 2018

U.S. tariffs vary a lot, but the highest duties tend to be on imported clothing

Average tariff rates, while useful for comparison, can obscure the wide range of rates imposed on different classes of imports and on specific products.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 22, 2018

Positive Views of Economy Surge, Driven by Major Shifts Among Republicans

Americans’ views of national economic conditions continue to improve, with the share saying the economy is in good or excellent condition now at its highest point in nearly two decades.

HispanicFebruary 26, 2018

Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes

Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.