U.S. PoliticsOctober 31, 2017

Most think the ‘American dream’ is within reach for them

Most Americans say they have achieved the “American dream” or are on their way to achieving it. Yet, the American dream means different things to different people.

GlobalOctober 30, 2017

How countries around the world view democracy, military rule and other political systems

Many around the world say representative democracy is a good way to run their country. Compare global views of political systems and read six key findings.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2017

Republicans’ optimism about future of GOP declines

The share of Republicans who are very or somewhat pessimistic about the future of the Republican Party has nearly doubled since December 2016.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 28, 2017

Views about whether whites benefit from societal advantages split sharply along racial and partisan lines

Issues of race have long divided Americans along racial and partisan lines, and these differences extend to views of whether white people in the U.S. benefit from advantages in society that black people do not have. A majority of Americans (56%) say that white people either benefit “a great deal” (26%) or “a fair amount” […]

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2017

Democratic voters are increasingly likely to call their views liberal

The share of Democrats who describe their political views as liberal has steadily risen and is now 20 percentage points higher than in 2000.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2017

Republicans Divided in Views of Trump’s Conduct; Democrats Are Broadly Critical

A majority of Republicans express mixed or negative feelings about Donald Trump’s conduct as president, while nearly nine-in-ten Democrats don’t like the way he conducts himself.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 4, 2017

Partisan Shifts in Views of the Nation, but Overall Opinions Remain Negative

Republicans have become far more upbeat about the country and its future since before Donald Trump’s election victory. By contrast, Democrats have become much less positive.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 4, 2017

Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’

Many Americans say the country’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation.

GlobalAugust 1, 2017

Globally, more people see U.S. power and influence as a major threat

Across 30 nations, a median of 38% now say U.S. power and influence poses a major threat to their country, up 13 percentage points from 2013.

ReligionJuly 27, 2017

U.S. Muslims see their relationship with Trump as strained

About three-quarters of Muslim Americans say Trump is unfriendly toward them, and just 19% say they approve of the job Trump is doing as president.