Americans express overwhelmingly favorable opinions of federal agencies like the Postal Service, the National Park Service, NASA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) despite historically low levels of public trust in the federal government.
In this 2014 post, we explore how Americans’ views of former president Richard Nixon shifted negative amid the Watergate scandal.
Black and Hispanic adults are more likely than whites to say they feel a need to change the way they talk around people of other races and ethnicities.
In this 2015 post, we explore how Americans' views of immigration have shifted since the enactment of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act.
The more confident people are that members of powerful groups behave unethically, the less likely they are to have confidence in that group’s performance.
Members of Congress and technology leaders are rated lower in empathy, transparency and ethics; public gives higher scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers
Partisans have different levels of confidence when it comes to the type of personnel who hold government jobs – presidential appointees or career employees.
Around six-in-ten Democrats support increased spending for scientific research, compared with 40% of Republicans, a gap that has grown over time.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. There is a large and growing partisan divide on abortion.
As debates over abortion continue in states around the country, a majority of Americans (61%) continue to say that abortion should be legal in all (27%) or most (34%) cases.