Pew Research CenterAugust 21, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 4, 2017

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.

ReligionJuly 27, 2017

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.

Internet & TechJuly 24, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 20, 2017

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 7, 2017

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.

July 5, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsJune 30, 2017

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.

June 29, 2017

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.

U.S. PoliticsJune 23, 2017

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.