Q&A: Pew Research Center’s president on key issues in U.S. polling
Read a Q&A with Michael Dimock, president of Pew Research Center, on recent developments in public opinion polling and what lies ahead.
Dislike of candidates or campaign issues was most common reason for not voting in 2016
The share of registered voters who cited a “dislike of the candidates or campaign issues” as their main reason for not voting reached a new high of 25%.
U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout
Among the 35 OECD countries, the U.S. ranks 28th in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but fourth in terms of turnout among registered voters.
Black voter turnout fell in 2016, even as a record number of Americans cast ballots
Some trends in presidential elections either reversed or stalled: White turnout increased and the nonwhite share of the U.S. electorate remained flat from 2012.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
More voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle
New census data show that 263 counties, cities and other jurisdictions in 29 states will now be required to print election ballots in non-English languages.
GOP gained ground in middle-class communities in 2016
Although many middle-class areas voted for Barack Obama in 2008, they overwhelmingly favored Donald Trump in 2016, a shift that was a key to his victory.
Hillary Clinton won Latino vote but fell below 2012 support for Obama
Hillary Clinton won 66% of Latino voters on Election Day, a level of Democratic support similar to 2008 but lower than 2012.
Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education
Donald Trump’s win followed a campaign that revealed deep divisions that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections.
Just how does the general election exit poll work, anyway?
The firm that runs the presidential exit poll expects to interview about 100,000 voters across the country by the time the polls close on election night.