Media & NewsOct 21, 2014

Political Polarization & Media Habits

When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust.

U.S. PoliticsOct 17, 2014

Political Polarization in Action: Insights into the 2014 Election from the American Trends Panel

While consistent conservatives and liberals are much more likely to vote than those with mixed views, the advantage at the moment goes to the right: Consistent conservatives are 15 percentage points more likely to vote this fall than consistent liberals.

U.S. PoliticsSep 25, 2014

The GOP’s Millennial problem runs deep

Millennials are the most liberal age group and are more likely to lean towards the Democrats. But in addition to that, Millennials who identify with the GOP are also less conservative than Republicans in other generations.

U.S. PoliticsSep 25, 2014

No Sign of GOP Tide in Congressional Voting Intentions

The GOP’s relatively thin 47-44 lead in the current midterm polls strongly suggests that this is not a “tide” election.

U.S. PoliticsSep 23, 2014

Both Parties Face Internal Criticism on Illegal Immigration

Older Republicans are especially critical of how the GOP has handled illegal immigration. Many Hispanic Democrats fault their party for being unwilling to allow legal status for people in the U.S. illegally.

U.S. PoliticsSep 12, 2014

Wide Partisan Differences Over the Issues That Matter in 2014

Heading into the final weeks before the midterm elections, Republican and Democratic voters are split not only over their candidate preferences, but also about the importance of key issues in the election.

ReligionSep 3, 2014

Religious divides persist heading into fall campaign

While there have been several controversial issues since 2010 at the intersection of religion and politics, there has been more stability than change among major religious groups’ voting preferences.

U.S. PoliticsAug 26, 2014

Republicans Open Up Wider ‘Expectations Gap’ Ahead of Midterms

With just over two months before the midterm elections, Republican voters are widening the “expectations gap” with the Democrats.

U.S. PoliticsAug 25, 2014

In search of libertarians

About one-in-ten Americans (11%) describe themselves as libertarian and know what the term means.

U.S. PoliticsAug 18, 2014

Stark Racial Divisions in Reactions to Ferguson Police Shooting

Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to say that the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., raises important issues about race and that police have gone too far in responding to the shooting’s aftermath.