U.S. PoliticsMay 26, 2017

Few Americans support cuts to most government programs, including Medicaid

Americans tend not to favor budget cuts when asked about specific areas being affected, including Medicaid.

GlobalMay 9, 2017

Views of NAFTA less positive – and more partisan – in U.S. than in Canada and Mexico

While North American Free Trade Agreement enjoys wide support from Canadians and Mexicans, it is viewed less favorably in the United States.

ScienceMay 1, 2017

Democrats far more supportive than Republicans of federal spending for scientific research

Six-in-ten Democrats back increased federal spending for scientific research, compared with one third of Republicans.

U.S. PoliticsApril 14, 2017

Top Frustrations With Tax System: Sense That Corporations, Wealthy Don’t Pay Fair Share

A majority of Americans now view the federal tax system as unfair, including similar shares of Republicans and Democrats. But partisans differ in their concerns about the tax system.

April 12, 2017

Share of married Americans is falling, but they still pay most of the nation’s income taxes

Married Americans continue to earn most of the nation’s income and pay the vast majority of income taxes.

U.S. PoliticsApril 4, 2017

What does the federal government spend your tax dollars on? Social insurance programs, mostly

From Social Security to national parks, a look at long-range trends in federal outlays relative to the U.S. economy

U.S. PoliticsMarch 23, 2017

Many lower-income Republicans see ensuring health coverage for all as a government responsibility

Lower-income Republicans are somewhat more likely than higher-income Republicans to support the Affordable Care Act, and many say ensuring health care coverage for all is a government responsibility.

March 7, 2017

What the unemployment rate does – and doesn’t – say about the economy

Although the unemployment rate gets most of the attention, the government’s monthly jobs report contains lots of other data that, properly interpreted, can provide a fuller picture of the U.S. economy.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 2, 2017

Public remains divided over role of government in financial regulation

As Donald Trump and congressional Republicans take steps to roll back Obama-era financial regulations, the public remains divided over whether regulations of financial institutions have gone too far or not gone far enough.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 13, 2017

More Americans say government should ensure health care coverage

As the debate continues over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and what might replace it, a growing share of Americans believe that the federal government has a responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage.