Fact Tank Jun. 12, 2014

7 things to know about polarization in America

Political polarization is the defining feature of early 21st century American politics, both among the public and elected officials. Our study finds that Republicans and Democrats are further apart than at any point in recent history.

U.S. Politics Jun. 12, 2014

Political Polarization in the American Public

Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan acrimony is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in recent history. And these trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life.

Fact Tank Jun. 5, 2014

Generation X: America’s neglected ‘middle child’

Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters like me. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.

Fact Tank May. 20, 2014

More Republicans than Democrats see military service as asset for presidential candidates

As the 2016 presidential campaign ramps up, Republicans and Democrats have different wish lists when it comes to what traits they want in a candidate.

U.S. Politics May. 1, 2014

Is Attacking Obama’s Foreign Policy a Winning Strategy?

Some Republicans see foreign policy as a winning campaign theme given President Obama’s handling of recent international crises. But surveys suggest that may not be the case.

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Pew Research Center Apr. 10, 2014

The Next America

America is in the midst of two major changes to its population: We are becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Explore these shifts in our new interactive data essay.

U.S. Politics Mar. 19, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Divides Democrats

While Republicans and independents continue to favor constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats are divided. Opposition to the pipeline is most widespread among highly educated Democrats, liberals and Democrats with high family incomes.

Fact Tank Mar. 7, 2014

5 facts about Republicans

The annual Conservative Political Action Committee kicked off its annual conference Thursday, providing an early test for potential GOP presidential candidates and also putting into sharp relief the differences in the Republican Party.

Mar. 7, 2014

Millennials in Adulthood

Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.

U.S. Politics Feb. 28, 2014

Are the Democrats getting too liberal?

Andrew Kohut writes in the Washington Post that polarization is not a one-way street. While Republicans have become more conservative, Democrats have grown more liberal.