U.S. PoliticsFebruary 5, 2019

Republicans and Democrats have grown further apart on what the nation’s top priorities should be

Partisans have moved apart not just in political values and approaches to addressing issues, but also on the issues they identify as top priorities.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 29, 2019

Republicans, Democrats both see less reason for optimism in 2019 than they did in 2018

Americans have mixed expectations for 2019. As has been the case since Trump’s election, Republicans are more optimistic than Democrats.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2019

Like Americans overall, U.S. Catholics are sharply divided by party

On a number of issues, Catholic partisans often express opinions more in line with their political parties’ positions than with their church’s teachings.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 7, 2018

House Republicans who lost re-election bids were more moderate than those who won

Among GOP House incumbents who lost their re-election campaigns, 23 of 30 were more moderate than the median Republican in the chamber.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 29, 2018

Conflicting Partisan Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy

The public’s leading long-range foreign policy goals for the United States are focused on security, including economic security.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 14, 2018

America’s polarized views of Trump follow years of growing political partisanship

From the start of Trump’s presidency, Americans have been divided along partisan lines in their views of him. Our video aims to place views of him in context.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 5, 2018

More Now Say It’s ‘Stressful’ to Discuss Politics With People They Disagree With

Over the past two years, Americans have become more likely to say it is “stressful and frustrating” to have political conversations with those they disagree with.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 31, 2018

Conservative Republicans are least supportive of making it easy for everyone to vote

Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say everything possible should be done to make it easy for every citizen to vote, but Republicans – especially conservative Republicans – are less likely to hold this view, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 22, 2018

More in U.S. see drug addiction, college affordability and sexism as ‘very big’ national problems

In the nearly two years since the 2016 presidential election, Americans’ views of the seriousness of several national problems have changed, with concerns about drug addiction, college affordability, sexism and racism on the rise.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 15, 2018

Little Partisan Agreement on the Pressing Problems Facing the U.S.

With less than four weeks until the midterm elections, Republican and Democratic voters differ widely in views of the seriousness of numerous problems facing the United States, including the fairness of the criminal justice system, climate change, economic inequality and illegal immigration.