Pew Research Center’s U.S. politics and policy team produces public opinion research on Americans’ attitudes about national politics and major policy issues, including timely and topical polling on the issues of the day. We also study long-term trends and changes in the U.S. electorate by examining key demographics and measuring attitudes on political values and policy priorities.
Some of our landmark reports have examined political polarization, party identification, trust in government, partisan antipathy and the state of political discourse. Other significant topics of research include voter attitudes and election security, views of the U.S. economy and government agencies, political engagement, and the state of American democracy.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Neither party nets an overall advantage from the 9% of voters who have switched since 2018.
With less than three months until Election Day, Joe Biden has an advantage over Donald Trump among registered voters. But support for Trump is much stronger.
Most independents are not all that “independent” politically. And the small share of Americans who are truly independent stand out for their low level of interest in politics.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUR WORK
We collaborate with teams and individuals across the Center to produce research on a variety of topics. Here are a few we’d like to highlight: