Fact Tank Feb. 26, 2015

5 facts about consistent conservatives

Our research on political polarization found that 9% of Americans, and 20% of Republicans and Republican leaners, express consistently conservative views.

Fact Tank Feb. 16, 2015

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

Perhaps no measure better captures the public’s sentiment toward the president than job approval. It dates back to the earliest days of public opinion polling, when George Gallup asked about Franklin D. Roosevelt starting in the 1930s.

Fact Tank Feb. 11, 2015

Jon Stewart to step down from The Daily Show, where he pioneered news through comedy

As Stewart moves on to his next endeavor, here are some key facts about how he has carved out his place in the journalistic world.

Fact Tank Jan. 7, 2015

GOP Congress takes over amid public pessimism about an end to divisions

The new GOP-controlled Congress takes office at a time when the American public sees partisan rifts in the country getting worse.

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2014

Why can’t we all get along? Challenges ahead for bipartisan cooperation

President Obama meets Friday with Republican leaders after their election day victories to talk about cooperation on key issues. We review the public opinion challenges facing both parties in any quest for bipartisanship.

Fact Tank Oct. 24, 2014

19% say they get news from a source they distrust

A significant number of web-using adults get at least some of their news about government and politics from sources that they distrust – a concept that may seem puzzling.

Fact Tank Oct. 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.

Fact Tank Oct. 21, 2014

5 key takeaways on politics, media and polarization

Five key takeaways from our new report on political polarization and media habits.

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Media & News Oct. 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.

U.S. Politics Oct. 17, 2014

Likely Voters More Ideologically Polarized than Public Overall

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.