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.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 20, 2018

Wide Gender Gap, Growing Educational Divide in Voters’ Party Identification

While partisanship among voters usually does not change much on a yearly basis, some differences have widened over time, especially by educational attainment, gender and age.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 15, 2018

Disagreements about Trump widely seen as reflecting divides over ‘other values and goals’

Sizable shares of Americans say those with views different from their own about how Trump is handling his job also probably don’t share many other values.

U.S. PoliticsMarch 1, 2018

The Generation Gap in American Politics

Generational differences have long been a factor in U.S. politics. These divisions are now as wide as they have been in decades, with the potential to shape politics well into the future.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 19, 2018

Very liberal or conservative legislators most likely to share news on Facebook

The most ideological members of Congress shared news stories on their Facebook pages more than twice as often as moderate legislators between Jan. 2, 2015, and July 20, 2017, according to a new Pew Research Center study that examined all official Facebook posts created by members of Congress in this period. The analysis included links […]

U.S. PoliticsDecember 19, 2017

Far more Americans say there are strong conflicts between partisans than between other groups in society

Americans are far more likely to say there are strong conflicts between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. today than to say the same for other groups.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 18, 2017

Sharing the News in a Polarized Congress

Political divides in the American news landscape do not end with Americans’ preferences for different news sources; rather, they extend to how members of the U.S. Congress communicate with constituents in the digital age.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 7, 2017

Stark Partisan Divisions Over Russia Probe, Including Its Importance to the Nation

A majority of Americans say they think senior members of Donald Trump’s administration definitely or probably had improper contacts with Russia during last year’s presidential campaign.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 28, 2017

Americans are split on the principle of pre-emptive military force

Half of Americans say using military force against countries that may seriously threaten the U.S. – but have not attacked it – can often or sometimes be justified.

Pew Research CenterNovember 8, 2017

Republicans, Democrats have starkly different views on transgender issues

While eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by the sex they were assigned at birth, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (64%) take the opposite view and say a person’s gender can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth.