Biden and Trump supporters tell us in their own words about America’s political divisions
53% of U.S. adults who voted in the general election say they engaged in at least 1 of 6 political activities over the past six months.
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 20 striking findings from our studies, covering notable trends that emerged during the year.
In the nearly nine months since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a national emergency, almost every part of the country has been directly affected by the loss of life resulting from the virus.
Just 21% of Americans say relations between Republicans and Democrats will get better in the coming year; 37% expect relations to worsen.
A large majority of Americans say additional COVID-19 aid is needed – and want Congress to pass it as soon as possible.
A 56% majority of voters now say they feel hopeful about the state of the United States, up from 47% in June.
The U.S. is not the only country wrestling with political fissures. But the pandemic has revealed how pervasive the divide in U.S. politics is.
If one takeaway from the election is historic voter participation, another may be the political polarization that has come to define the U.S.
What does the 2020 electorate look like politically, demographically and religiously as the race enters its final days?