U.S. PoliticsNovember 28, 2017

Americans are split on the principle of pre-emptive military force

Half of Americans say using military force against countries that may seriously threaten the U.S. – but have not attacked it – can often or sometimes be justified.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 9, 2017

Partisans Have Starkly Different Opinions About How the World Views the U.S.

Today, 68% say the U.S. is less respected by other countries than it was in the past.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 24, 2017

Political Typology Reveals Deep Fissures on the Right and Left

The U.S. political landscape is dominated by partisanship, but there are divisions within both partisan coalitions on such issues as immigration, America’s “openness” and the size and scope of government.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 23, 2017

In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views

While Americans are less likely than in the past to hold a mix of conservative and liberal view, ideological consistency is increasingly associated with partisanship.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 5, 2017

Key takeaways on Americans’ growing partisan divide over political values

Our surveys conducted in June and July found little common ground among Republicans and Democrats on fundamental values. Here are eight takeaways.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2017

Republicans’ optimism about future of GOP declines

The share of Republicans who are very or somewhat pessimistic about the future of the Republican Party has nearly doubled since December 2016.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 27, 2017

More Americans favor raising than lowering tax rates on corporations, high household incomes

As the congressional debate over Trump’s tax overhaul begins, more Americans say tax rates on corporations and higher-income households should be raised rather than lowered.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Deep racial, partisan divisions in Americans’ views of police officers

While a large majority of Americans rate police officers positively on a 0-to-100 “feeling thermometer,” whites and blacks differ widely in their views.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 13, 2017

Partisans Differ Widely in Views of Police Officers, College Professors

Americans give strongly positive ratings to teachers and members of the military, while ratings of political and ideological groups – Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives – are much less positive, and more starkly divided along partisan lines.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 13, 2017

Republicans much ‘colder’ than Democrats in views of professors

More Republicans offer a cold than warm view of college professors when asked to rate them on a “feeling thermometer.”