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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”