U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2018

Public Expects Gridlock, Deeper Divisions With Changed Political Landscape

The public is generally positive about the outcome of last week’s midterm elections. Yet most Americans think that neither Democratic congressional leaders nor Donald Trump will be successful in getting their policies passed into law during the next two years.

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.

HispanicNovember 9, 2018

Key takeaways about Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections

Latinos made up an estimated 11% of all voters nationwide on Election Day, nearly matching their share of the U.S. eligible voter population.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 8, 2018

The 2018 midterm vote: Divisions by race, gender, education

There were wide differences in voting preferences between men and women, whites and nonwhites, as well as people with more and less educational attainment.

ReligionNovember 7, 2018

How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

White evangelical or born-again Christians backed GOP candidates for the House at about the same rate in 2014. Religious “nones” and Jewish voters again largely backed Democratic candidates.

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.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 5, 2018

In their own words: Why some people find voting difficult

Voters are more enthusiastic about voting than in any midterm election in over 20 years of Pew Research Center polling. Still, millions of Americans will not exercise their right to vote on Tuesday.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 4, 2018

2018 Midterm Voters: Issues and Political Values

Supporters of Republican and Democratic candidates in the upcoming congressional election are deeply divided over the government’s role in ensuring health care, the fairness of the nation’s economic system and views of racial equality in the United States.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 26, 2018

Voter Enthusiasm at Record High in Nationalized Midterm Environment

As elections draw near, voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in more than two decades. A record share of registered voters say which party controls Congress will be a factor in their vote.

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.