Obama Tops Public’s List of Best President in Their Lifetime, Followed by Clinton, Reagan
When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president.
Declining Confidence in Trump, Lower Job Ratings for Congressional Leaders
Amid tax debates, deficit concerns are lower today than during the Obama administration. As approval of congressional leaders drops, confidence in Trump on several measures also declines.
Public Has Criticisms of Both Parties, but Democrats Lead on Empathy for Middle Class
Both political parties’ favorability ratings are more negative than positive and fewer than half say either party has high ethical standards.
In Trump era, women’s views of nation’s prospects take a negative turn
The gender divide in Donald Trump’s job approval rating is larger than for most recent presidents at comparable points early in their administrations.
Public Dissatisfaction With Washington Weighs on the GOP
While the party retains its advantage over the Democrats on handling terrorism, it has lost ground on immigration and foreign policy, and 68% of the public sees the Republican Party as “mostly divided.”
In First Month, Views of Trump Are Already Strongly Felt, Deeply Polarized
Less than a month after Donald Trump took office, the public’s initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive.
6 things we’ve learned since the 2016 election
It has been a tumultuous 10 weeks since Donald Trump’s stunning victory. Here are six key findings from our U.S. political surveys since the election.
On Eve of Inauguration, Americans Expect Nation’s Deep Political Divisions to Persist
Ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the nation’s 45th president, the public sees a country deeply fractured along partisan lines.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Negative Views of Trump’s Transition, Amid Concerns About Conflicts, Tax Returns
The public continues to give the president-elect low marks for how he is handling the transition process.