The Politics of Climate
Americans are polarized over the causes and cures of climate change and how much they trust climate scientists, but most support a role for scientists in climate policy and expanding solar and wind energy.
Deep divides between, within parties on public debates about LGBT issues
Contentious debates have emerged on whether wedding business must offer service to same-sex couples, and over use of public restrooms by transgender people.
Partisans disagree on news media’s best, worst traits
Americans are divided in what they consider the most positive and negative attribute of the news media, and much of that divide follows party lines.
Many evangelicals favor Trump because he is not Clinton
Nearly four-in-ten white evangelical voters who support Trump mention that they do so at least in part because he is not Clinton.
Already-low voter satisfaction with choice of candidates falls even further
Voter satisfaction with choice of candidates at lowest point in decades: 63% of registered voters say they are not too or not at all satisfied.
For many voters, it’s not which presidential candidate they’re for but which they’re against
A significant share of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters say their vote is based more on which candidate they are against rather than which one they are for.
5 facts about Trump supporters’ views of immigration
Immigration policy has been a focal point of Donald Trump’s campaign since he first announced he was running for president. Here’s a look at where his supporters stand on the issue.
Partisans see opposing party as more ideological than their own
Political parties’ ideological stances are in the eye of the beholder: Republicans and Democrats see the opposite party as more ideologically extreme than their own.
In both parties, men and women differ over whether women still face obstacles to progress
Just over half of Americans (53%) say there are “still significant obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men,” while somewhat fewer (45%) say “the obstacles that once made it harder for women than men to get ahead are now largely gone.”
A closer look at the gender gap in presidential voting
In the 1972 and 1976 elections, there was no difference in candidate support between men and women. But over the last nine presidential elections, women have consistently voted for Democratic presidential candidates at higher rates than men.