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.

January 18, 2019

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.

December 18, 2018

A record number of women will be serving in the new Congress

When the 116th Congress convenes, women will make up nearly a quarter of both chambers – the highest percentage in U.S. history.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 14, 2018

America’s polarized views of Trump follow years of growing political partisanship

From the start of Trump’s presidency, Americans have been divided along partisan lines in their views of him. Our video aims to place views of him in context.

Pew Research CenterOctober 2, 2018

Trump has appointed a larger share of female judges than other GOP presidents, but lags Obama

Women account for 28% of the 67 judges Trump has appointed to the federal courts since taking office, well below the share appointed by Barack Obama but higher than the share appointed by any other Republican president. Seven of the 67 judges (10%) are racial or ethnic minorities.

GlobalOctober 1, 2018

Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2018

Compare different countries’ opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 23, 2018

Trump Has Met the Public’s Modest Expectations for His Presidency

Americans had fairly low expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency just before the 2016 election. Their current views of his administration’s performance vary little from these pre-election predictions.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 9, 2018

For Most Trump Voters, ‘Very Warm’ Feelings for Him Endured

In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, an overwhelming majority of those who said they had voted for him had “warm” feelings for him.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 1, 2018

Trump’s approval ratings so far are unusually stable – and deeply partisan

Trump’s approval ratings have hardly moved this year; such steady ratings are unique among recent presidents. His ratings are the most polarized by party.

Pew Research CenterJuly 16, 2018

With another Supreme Court pick, Trump is leaving his mark on higher federal courts

Trump has successfully appointed more federal appeals court judges so far in his presidency than his two predecessors combined had at the same point in theirs. And with his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Trump soon could install his second justice on the nation’s highest court, too.