5 facts about Democrats
Here’s what our recent survey found about today’s Democrats, who remain loyal to Obama and in recent years have increasingly considered themselves liberal.
On views of immigrants, Americans largely split along party lines
About half of Republicans (53%) say immigrants coming to the U.S. make society worse in the long run, compared with just 24% of Democrats who say the same.
Republicans turned against Boehner, leaders after GOP’s big 2014 victory
Republicans’ frustration with House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders has risen sharply this year. Now, Boehner has become the latest casualty.
Polls show Republicans in a restive mood
Even before Donald Trump and Ben Carson surged past more traditional GOP presidential candidates in the polls, Republicans were feeling restive about their party and its leaders.
24% of Americans now view both GOP and Democratic Party unfavorably
The rise in frustration, especially this year, is largely concentrated among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents critical of their party.
GOP’s Rating Takes a Negative Turn
The Republican Party’s favorability rating has grown more negative over the first half of this year. Currently, 32% have a favorable impression of the GOP, while 60% have an unfavorable view. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party continues to have mixed ratings.
5 facts about vaccines in the U.S.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation June 30 making it mandatory as of next July for children enrolled in public or private schools and day cares to be vaccinated, ending the state’s policy that allowed personal and religious exemptions to vaccine requirements.
From the very start, sharp partisan divisions over Obamacare
Six years ago, when the legislation was still being debated, 61% of Democrats and just 12% of Republicans favored the proposal. In the five years since the ACA became law, those differences have endured.
Ideological divide over global warming as wide as ever
Pope Francis will publish an encyclical addressing environmental issues and climate change this Thursday, a subject that continues to deeply divide Americans, including Catholics, along partisan and ideological lines.
Republicans and Democrats sharply divided on how tough to be with Russia
As the Obama White House and its NATO allies discuss their responses to Russia’s activities in Ukraine, Washington faces its own internal divisions, some of which are being reflected in the early stages of the 2016 presidential campaign.