Highly ideological members of Congress have more Facebook followers than moderates do
In both legislative chambers, members’ ideology is a strong predictor of the number of people who follow them on Facebook.
Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’
Many Americans say the country’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation.
U.S. Muslims see their relationship with Trump as strained
About three-quarters of Muslim Americans say Trump is unfriendly toward them, and just 19% say they approve of the job Trump is doing as president.
Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem
Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to have been harassed online because of their political views, but there are some notable differences in how members of each party view the issue of online harassment.
Republicans skeptical of colleges’ impact on U.S., but most see benefits for workforce preparation
Republicans have grown increasingly negative about the impact of colleges and universities on the United States. But last year, most Republicans said that colleges do well in preparing people for good jobs in today’s economy.
On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties
Today, 57% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 40% think it should be illegal in all or most cases, little changed from 2016.
Among gun owners, NRA members have a unique set of views and experiences
While the demographic profile of NRA members is similar to that of other gun owners, their political views, the way they use their firearms and their attitudes about gun policy differ significantly from gun owners who are not members of the organization.
Most Americans say the U.S. is among the greatest countries in the world
Americans remain overwhelmingly positive about their nation’s relative standing in the world.
How male and female gun owners in the U.S. compare
While female gun owners resemble their male counterparts in some respects, their views on and experiences with guns often differ from those of male gun owners.
Public support for ‘single payer’ health coverage grows, driven by Democrats
A majority of Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. And a growing share now supports a “single payer” approach to health insurance.