U.S. PoliticsJune 12, 2018

5 facts about the Supreme Court

As the court enters a period in which it is expected to deliver high-profile rulings – and with speculation mounting over whether one or more justices may soon retire – here are five facts about the U.S. Supreme Court, based on surveys and other recent research by Pew Research Center.

Pew Research CenterJune 11, 2018

Public support for the death penalty ticks up

Public support for the death penalty, which reached a four-decade low in 2016, has increased somewhat since then. Since 2016, opinions among Republicans and Democrats have changed little, but the share of independents favoring the death penalty has increased 8 percentage points.

Media & NewsMay 17, 2018

Fact Sheets: News Media and Political Attitudes in Western Europe

Findings about news media views and habits in Western Europe from a survey about media, political attitudes and populist views in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Pew Research CenterMay 17, 2018

Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up

While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.

Media & NewsMay 14, 2018

Western Europeans who hold populist views rate the news media less positively than those with non-populist views

Ratings on how well the media perform on several core functions, like investigating the actions of the government and getting the facts right, differ between those who hold populist views and those who do not.

Media & NewsMay 14, 2018

Ideological placement of news outlets in Western Europe

Explore where users of news outlets in eight Western European countries place these outlets on a left-right spectrum, based on their perception of their ideological leanings.

Media & NewsMay 14, 2018

In Western Europe, Public Attitudes Toward News Media More Divided by Populist Views Than Left-Right Ideology

Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.

U.S. PoliticsMay 3, 2018

Trump Viewed Less Negatively on Issues, but Most Americans Are Critical of His Conduct

A majority of Americans find little or no common ground with Donald Trump on issues, but the share who say they agree with him on many or all issues has risen since last August.

U.S. PoliticsApril 26, 2018

The Public, the Political System and American Democracy

Most Americans say ‘design and structure’ of government need big changes.

Pew Research CenterMarch 29, 2018

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.