Pew Research CenterJuly 10, 2018

Senate’s August recess could be its shortest in decades

Mitch McConnell’s decision to shorten the chamber’s August recess isn’t unprecedented. But in an election year – when a third of senators are on the campaign trail – it’s unusual.

Pew Research CenterJune 14, 2018

Younger generations make up a majority of the electorate, but may not be a majority of voters this November

Generation X and younger generations make up a majority of the U.S. electorate. But if past U.S. midterm election turnout patterns hold true, these younger Americans are unlikely to cast the majority of votes this November.

U.S. PoliticsMay 21, 2018

U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout

About 55.7% of the U.S. voting-age population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election, placing America behind most of its OECD peers.

Pew Research CenterMay 8, 2018

Most Americans want to limit campaign spending, say big donors have greater political influence

Americans overwhelmingly support limits on political campaign spending, and most think new laws could effectively reduce the role of money in politics.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 18, 2018

Public Sees Better Year Ahead; Democrats Sharpen Focus on Midterm Elections

A majority of Americans say 2018 will be a better year than 2017, a shift from a year ago when public expectations were far less positive.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 13, 2017

U.S. Senate seats rarely have flipped to other party in recent special elections

Senate seats have rarely flipped to the other party in recent special elections, and turnout usually lags compared with regular elections for the same seat.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 14, 2017

How ‘Drop-Off’ Voters Differ From Consistent Voters and Nonvoters

The 2018 midterm elections will be determined in large part by who goes to the polls and who stays home.

Pew Research CenterJuly 13, 2017

U.S. House seats rarely flip to other party in special elections

Special elections to the U.S. House of Representatives tend to be low-turnout events, historically speaking, and seldom result in seats switching from one party to another.

U.S. PoliticsMay 17, 2017

5 facts about U.S. political donations

Americans are increasingly likely to make political donations, with the share of adults who say they have donated directly to candidates doubling since 1992.

HispanicMay 12, 2017

Black voter turnout fell in 2016, even as a record number of Americans cast ballots

Some trends in presidential elections either reversed or stalled: White turnout increased and the nonwhite share of the U.S. electorate remained flat from 2012.