For years, public trust in the federal government has hovered at near-record lows. That remains the case today, as the United States struggles with a pandemic and economic recession.
Field dates: July 27 – Aug. 2, 2020
Topics: Voter attitudes, COVID-19
Across a range of political values – around race, gender and family, immigration and religion – there are stark contrasts between voters who support Donald Trump and those planning to vote for Joe Biden in November.
A majority of Americans say significant changes are needed in the "fundamental design and structure of American government."
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.
Six-in-ten say the primary reason the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is increasing is that there are more new infections; 39% say cases are rising mainly because more people are being tested than in previous months.