U.S. PoliticsNov 4, 2014

6 facts about the electorate on midterm day

Six facts about the 2014 electorate culled from Pew Research surveys and analyses during this midterm year.

HispanicOct 29, 2014

Democratic Advantage Among Latinos Falls

Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, 54% of whom say a candidate’s position on immigration is not a deal-breaker in determining their vote.

U.S. PoliticsOct 23, 2014

Who will turn out to vote in November? A look at likely voters through the lens of the Political Typology

An analysis of our eight Political Typology groups finds that those most likely to vote in the midterms are the three who are most ideological, highly politically engaged and overwhelmingly partisan.

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Media & NewsOct 21, 2014

Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum

A Pew Research Center study based on a representative online survey finds striking differences in news habits along the ideological spectrum.

Media & NewsOct 21, 2014

Political Polarization & Media Habits

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust.

U.S. PoliticsOct 17, 2014

Political Polarization in Action: Insights into the 2014 Election from the American Trends Panel

While consistent conservatives and liberals are much more likely to vote than those with mixed views, the advantage at the moment goes to the right: Consistent conservatives are 15 percentage points more likely to vote this fall than consistent liberals.

U.S. PoliticsSep 25, 2014

The GOP’s Millennial problem runs deep

Millennials are the most liberal age group and are more likely to lean towards the Democrats. But in addition to that, Millennials who identify with the GOP are also less conservative than Republicans in other generations.

U.S. PoliticsSep 25, 2014

No Sign of GOP Tide in Congressional Voting Intentions

The GOP’s relatively thin 47-44 lead in the current midterm polls strongly suggests that this is not a “tide” election.

ReligionSep 3, 2014

Religious divides persist heading into fall campaign

While there have been several controversial issues since 2010 at the intersection of religion and politics, there has been more stability than change among major religious groups’ voting preferences.

U.S. PoliticsAug 25, 2014

In search of libertarians

About one-in-ten Americans (11%) describe themselves as libertarian and know what the term means.