U.S. PoliticsNovember 16, 2016

Voters’ perceptions of crime continue to conflict with reality

Despite double-digit decreases in U.S. violent and property crime rates since 2008, most voters say crime has gotten worse during that span.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 9, 2016

Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education

Donald Trump’s win followed a campaign that revealed deep divisions that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 7, 2016

America’s political divisions in 5 charts

As Election Day unfolds, look through five charts that highlight how politically polarized the nation has become.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 3, 2016

Women drive increase in Democratic support for legal abortion

The share of Democrats saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases has risen since earlier this year, driven primarily by a rise in support among Democratic women.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 2, 2016

How Republicans see the GOP on the eve of the 2016 election

Most Republicans say their party is divided headed into the presidential election, but more view the GOP favorably than did so as recently as six months ago.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 1, 2016

It’s harder for Clinton supporters to respect Trump backers than vice versa

Nearly the opposite is true among Trump supporters, however: 56% say they have no trouble respecting someone who backs Clinton.

ScienceOctober 31, 2016

Clinton, Trump supporters deeply divided over use of fossil fuel energy sources

Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagree on whether to support or oppose expanding the production of a range of fossil fuel energy sources.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 28, 2016

Obama job approval higher, but views of him are still the most polarized in recent history

As the election for a new U.S. president nears, approval of Barack Obama’s job performance is as high as it has been at any point over the last four years.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 27, 2016

Views of health care law break sharply along partisan lines

Democrats and Republicans remain extraordinarily divided in their views of the Affordable Care Act – and over what Congress should do about it – at a time when the law has become a major issue in the closing stages of the race for the White House.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 25, 2016

Lesbian, gay and bisexual voters remain a solidly Democratic bloc

LGB voters may make up a small share of the U.S. electorate, but they are a deeply Democratic bloc with overwhelmingly negative views of Donald Trump.