U.S. PoliticsJanuary 30, 2019

Partisans agree political leaders should be honest and ethical, disagree whether Trump fits the bill

While partisans agree that political leaders should be honest and ethical, they differ over whether particular leaders display these traits.

GlobalSeptember 4, 2018

Trust in the military exceeds trust in other institutions in Western Europe and U.S.

Large majorities in eight Western European countries trust the military, ranging from 84% in France to 66% in Spain. Similarly, eight-in-ten Americans have confidence in the military.

Pew Research CenterJuly 12, 2018

5 key takeaways about populism and the political landscape in Western Europe

People with populist views in Western Europe are more likely than those with mainstream views to distrust traditional institutions. While populist attitudes span the ideological spectrum in Western Europe, populist political parties are relatively unpopular in the region.

Pew Research CenterJune 20, 2018

Most Americans lack confidence in Trump to deal appropriately with Mueller probe

Just 41% of Americans say they are very or somewhat confident that Trump will handle matters related to the special counsel investigation appropriately. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments.

Pew Research CenterMay 17, 2018

Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up

While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.

U.S. PoliticsApril 26, 2018

The Public, the Political System and American Democracy

Most Americans say ‘design and structure’ of government need big changes.

U.S. PoliticsApril 26, 2018

Our expanded focus on trust, facts and the state of democracy

Pew Research Center is redoubling its focus on the role of information and trust in democratic societies.

GlobalJanuary 11, 2018

News media rated highest for covering important issues, lowest for reporting on politics fairly

Explore the data on how publics across 38 countries think their news media are doing on issues like reporting the news accurately.

ScienceDecember 8, 2017

Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science

America’s confidence in the scientific community appears to be relatively strong. But the degree of public trust in scientists across climate, food and medical issues varies, and many express moderate rather than strongly positive views.

GlobalNovember 15, 2017

Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular

Most Indians hold a favorable opinion of Narendra Modi, and many are content with the state of the economy and the country’s direction. The public is also satisfied with the way their democracy is working.