A majority of Americans now say the Supreme Court should base its rulings on what the Constitution means today, representing a shift in public opinion.
Americans’ views of free trade agreements, which turned more negative during the 2016 campaign, are now about as positive as they were prior to the campaign.
Americans overwhelmingly support limits on political campaign spending, and most think new laws could effectively reduce the role of money in politics.
Most Americans have negative views of the tone of political debate in their country. And a sizable majority says personal insults are “never fair game” in politics.
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The vast majority of proposed amendments die quiet, little-mourned deaths in committees and subcommittees.
More members of the U.S. House of Representatives are choosing not to seek re-election than at any time in the past quarter-century.
Sizable majorities of Democrats and Republicans cite the other party’s harmful policies as a major reason they belong to their party.
Just 16% of Americans see Vladimir Putin favorably, with more Republicans than Democrats holding that view.
Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the American public is divided over whether using military force was the right decision.