U.S. PoliticsFebruary 15, 2019

The changing face of Congress in 6 charts

Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 8, 2019

For the fifth time in a row, the new Congress is the most racially and ethnically diverse ever

More than one-in-five voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 4, 2019

State of the Union 2019: How Americans see major national issues

Here is a look at public opinion on important issues facing the United States, from Americans’ views of trade to the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 25, 2019

A productivity scorecard for the 115th Congress: More laws than before, but not more substance

While the 115th Congress was more legislatively active than its recent predecessors, the proportion of substantive to ceremonial legislation was much the same.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2019

In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants

The 69 immigrants and children of immigrants in the 116th Congress claim heritage in 38 countries and are overwhelmingly Democrats.

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.

January 18, 2019

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 16, 2019

How Americans see illegal immigration, the border wall and political compromise

As Trump and Democrats press their cases about ways to end the government shutdown, here’s a look at how Americans see illegal immigration.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 16, 2019

Most Border Wall Opponents, Supporters Say Shutdown Concessions Are Unacceptable

Partisan divide on whether shutdown is ‘very serious’ problem

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.