Media & NewsFeb 25, 2016

How the 2016 presidential campaign is being discussed on Reddit

News is a major part of Reddit, an online discussion forum that calls itself “the front page of the internet.” The site has hosted Q&A sessions with newsmakers from President Obama to Amy Poehler, and it sends many of its millions of daily visitors to news sites and other publishers. Using data from a nationally […]

ReligionFeb 23, 2016

U.S. religious groups and their political leanings

Mormons are the most heavily Republican-leaning religious group in the U.S., while a pair of major historically black Protestant denominations are two of the most reliably Democratic groups.

U.S. PoliticsFeb 9, 2016

Democratic voters increasingly embrace the ‘liberal’ label – especially whites, Millennials and postgrads

As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battle over who better represents progressive or liberal values, it’s clear that Democratic voters overall have become increasingly comfortable with the “liberal” label.

U.S. PoliticsJan 5, 2016

5 facts about guns in the United States

Americans have shown broad and consistent support for expanded background checks for gun purchasers, but this has proven more contentious in practice than in principle. And the GOP holds a slight advantage over the Democratic Party in reflecting the public’s views about gun control.

U.S. PoliticsDec 1, 2015

Republicans divided by income over government’s role in ‘safety net’ issues

There are stark socioeconomic differences within the GOP when it comes to issues like poverty, health care and education.

U.S. PoliticsNov 10, 2015

5 facts about Republicans

Republican voters give the current field of presidential candidates higher ratings than at comparable times in the past two nomination contests.

U.S. PoliticsOct 28, 2015

Where Republicans are united, divided on the economy

Here is a profile of Republicans’ views of the economy and economic policy, based on our surveys.

U.S. PoliticsSep 16, 2015

Polls show Republicans in a restive mood

Even before Donald Trump and Ben Carson surged past more traditional GOP presidential candidates in the polls, Republicans were feeling restive about their party and its leaders.

U.S. PoliticsAug 21, 2015

24% of Americans now view both GOP and Democratic Party unfavorably

The rise in frustration, especially this year, is largely concentrated among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents critical of their party.

U.S. PoliticsJul 3, 2015

America divided on the secret to its success

Compared with those in many other countries, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But public opinion surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.