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.
Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology
Pew Research Center’s political typology provides a roadmap to today’s fractured political landscape. It organizes the public into nine distinct groups, based on an analysis of their attitudes and values. Even in a polarized era, the 2021 survey reveals deep divisions in both partisan coalitions.
In Changing U.S. Electorate, Race and Education Remain Stark Dividing Lines
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Voters Rarely Switch Parties, but Recent Shifts Further Educational, Racial Divergence
Neither party nets an overall advantage from the 9% of voters who have switched since 2018.
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:
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