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.”

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2017

Democratic voters are increasingly likely to call their views liberal

The share of Democrats who describe their political views as liberal has steadily risen and is now 20 percentage points higher than in 2000.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2017

Views of racism as a major problem increase sharply, especially among Democrats

The share of Americans who say racism is a “big problem” in society has increased 8 percentage points in the past two years – and has roughly doubled since 2011.

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.