Media & NewsOctober 4, 2017

Early coverage of the Trump presidency rarely included citizen voices

Just 5% of more than 3,000 news stories from the first 100 days of the Trump presidency cited a member of the public.

Internet & TechSeptember 27, 2017

Most Americans think the government could be monitoring their phone calls and emails

Seven-in-ten U.S. adults say it is it likely that their own phone calls and emails are being monitored by the government.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution seldom go anywhere

More than 700 proposed amendments have been introduced into the House or Senate since 1999, but not one has become part of the Constitution.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2017

Congressional productivity is up – but many new laws overturn Obama-era rules

This Congress has passed more substantive bills so far in its session than any since 2007 – though nearly a third of them were to undo Obama-era rules.

Pew Research CenterAugust 21, 2017

Highly ideological members of Congress have more Facebook followers than moderates do

In both legislative chambers, members’ ideology is a strong predictor of the number of people who follow them on Facebook.

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.

ReligionJune 26, 2017

5 facts about same-sex marriage

Read five key facts about same-sex marriage, two years after U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that granted same-sex couples the right to marry.

U.S. PoliticsJune 23, 2017

Public support for ‘single payer’ health coverage grows, driven by Democrats

A majority of Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. And a growing share now supports a “single payer” approach to health insurance.

U.S. PoliticsJune 1, 2017

Trump’s nominees have already faced a large number of cloture votes

The president has been slow to nominate people to fill key posts, and most of those he has named have had to overcome the cloture hurdle before being confirmed.

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.