Exploring traditional and populist party support in 8 Western European countries
Explore the share of people who are in each of the six political groups, where traditional party supporters fall and how these groups feel about key political parties.
Swedish election highlights decline of center-left parties across Western Europe
Sweden’s general election extended two trends now prominent across Western Europe: The rise of right-wing populist parties and the decline of center-left parties.
14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media
A small share of the public – 14% – say they have changed their views about a political or social issue in the past year because of something they saw on social media.
As new tariffs take hold, more see negative than positive impact for the U.S.
Americans’ views of the new tariffs between the United States and some of its trading partners tilt more negative than positive.
5 key takeaways about populism and the political landscape in Western Europe
People with populist views in Western Europe are more likely than those with mainstream views to distrust traditional institutions. While populist attitudes span the ideological spectrum in Western Europe, populist political parties are relatively unpopular in the region.
In Western Europe, Populist Parties Tap Anti-Establishment Frustration but Have Little Appeal Across Ideological Divide
Regardless of populist sentiments, people in Western Europe tend to favor parties that reflect their own ideological orientation. With regard to policy, too, ideology continues to matter.
Most Americans express positive views of country’s growing racial and ethnic diversity
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say that the growing racial and ethnic diversity in America makes the country a better place to live.
5 facts about the Supreme Court
As the court enters a period in which it is expected to deliver high-profile rulings – and with speculation mounting over whether one or more justices may soon retire – here are five facts about the U.S. Supreme Court, based on surveys and other recent research by Pew Research Center.
Public support for the death penalty ticks up
Public support for the death penalty, which reached a four-decade low in 2016, has increased somewhat since then. Since 2016, opinions among Republicans and Democrats have changed little, but the share of independents favoring the death penalty has increased 8 percentage points.
The populist parties that shook up Italy’s election
Here are some key facts about how supporters of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement and League parties stand out from the rest of the Italian public.