U.S. PoliticsMay 17, 2017

Partisan Identification Is ‘Sticky,’ but About 10% Switched Parties Over the Past Year

Over a 15-month period encompassing the 2016 presidential campaign, about 10% of Republicans and Democrats “defected” from their parties to the opposing party.

U.S. PoliticsMay 15, 2017

In Trump era, women’s views of nation’s prospects take a negative turn

The gender divide in Donald Trump’s job approval rating is larger than for most recent presidents at comparable points early in their administrations.

U.S. PoliticsMay 2, 2017

Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views

Beyond partisan differences over economic policies, there are stark divisions on a fundamental question: What makes someone rich or poor?

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 25, 2017

Support for free trade agreements rebounds modestly, but wide partisan differences remain

Americans’ support for free trade agreements, which fell sharply during the 2016 presidential campaign, has rebounded modestly. The partisan gap in views of trade agreements remains substantial.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

5 charts showing where France’s National Front draws its support

Ahead of the first round of the French presidential election, here are five charts outlining the support for the country’s populist, far-right National Front.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 30, 2017

Partisans in ‘safest’ counties for their party more willing to discuss political differences

Partisans in counties in which their party was politically dominant in the 2016 election were much more likely to support seeking common ground politically.

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.

ScienceMarch 22, 2017

How much does science knowledge influence people’s views on climate change and energy issues?

People’s level of science knowledge helps to a degree to explain their beliefs about climate and energy issues, but it depends on their partisanship.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 2, 2017

Large Majorities See Checks and Balances, Right to Protest as Essential for Democracy

Large majorities of the public, Republicans and Democrats alike, say open and fair elections and a system of governmental checks and balances are essential to maintaining a strong democracy in the United States.