U.S. PoliticsFebruary 7, 2019

More Republicans say stricter environmental regulations are ‘worth the cost’

Since 2017, the share of Republicans who take a positive view of stricter environmental laws has increased, from 36% then to 45% today.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 5, 2019

Republicans and Democrats have grown further apart on what the nation’s top priorities should be

Partisans have moved apart not just in political values and approaches to addressing issues, but also on the issues they identify as top priorities.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 29, 2019

Republicans, Democrats both see less reason for optimism in 2019 than they did in 2018

Americans have mixed expectations for 2019. As has been the case since Trump’s election, Republicans are more optimistic than Democrats.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 25, 2019

A productivity scorecard for the 115th Congress: More laws than before, but not more substance

While the 115th Congress was more legislatively active than its recent predecessors, the proportion of substantive to ceremonial legislation was much the same.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2019

Like Americans overall, U.S. Catholics are sharply divided by party

On a number of issues, Catholic partisans often express opinions more in line with their political parties’ positions than with their church’s teachings.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 18, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say the news media don’t understand people like them

A majority of Americans believe the news media do not understand people like them, and this feeling is especially common among Republicans.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 15, 2019

Democratic and Republican House members on average represent similar numbers of federal workers

Many federal workers live and work far from D.C., with substantial numbers in districts scattered across the country – and represented by both Democratic and GOP members of Congress.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 30, 2018

Members of both parties find meaning in family but differ when it comes to faith

Partisan differences are modest among Americans who mention family, career, money or friends as aspects that make their lives meaningful.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 29, 2018

In midterm voting decisions, policies took a back seat to partisanship

Partisan loyalty and dislike of the opposing party and its candidates were major factors for voters’ choices in this month’s midterms.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2018

Public Expects Gridlock, Deeper Divisions With Changed Political Landscape

The public is generally positive about the outcome of last week’s midterm elections. Yet most Americans think that neither Democratic congressional leaders nor Donald Trump will be successful in getting their policies passed into law during the next two years.