See the latest Pew Research Center data on U.S. political party affiliation, including trends in voting and elections.
Religiously, nonwhite Democrats are more similar to Republicans than to white Democrats
While white Democrats are less likely to be religious than Republicans, nonwhite Democrats more closely resemble Republicans overall on certain religious measures.
Democrats, Republicans give their parties so-so ratings for standing up for ‘traditional’ positions
Republicans and Democrats give their own parties only mixed ratings for how well they do in standing up for some of their parties’ traditional positions.
Many Republican Millennials differ with older party members on climate change and energy issues
There are significant divides between younger Republicans and their elders in the GOP on a range of environmental and energy issues.
Why do people belong to a party? Negative views of the opposing party are a major factor
Sizable majorities of Democrats and Republicans cite the other party’s harmful policies as a major reason they belong to their party.
Negative views of democracy more widespread in countries with low political affiliation
Across 35 nations, a median of 26% do not identify with any political party in their country. In countries where more people are unaffiliated with any political party, popular support for representative democracy is also lower.
Political Typology Reveals Deep Fissures on the Right and Left
The U.S. political landscape is dominated by partisanship, but there are divisions within both partisan coalitions on such issues as immigration, America’s “openness” and the size and scope of government.
Key takeaways on Americans’ growing partisan divide over political values
Our surveys conducted in June and July found little common ground among Republicans and Democrats on fundamental values. Here are eight takeaways.
Republicans much ‘colder’ than Democrats in views of professors
More Republicans offer a cold than warm view of college professors when asked to rate them on a “feeling thermometer.”
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.
Views of racism as a major problem increase sharply, especially among Democrats
The share of Americans who say racism is a “big problem” in society has increased 8 percentage points in the past two years – and has roughly doubled since 2011.