No world region has reached gender parity in the share of legislative seats held by women. Only three nations individually have reached or surpassed parity.
More than a third of the states that allow executions haven’t carried one out in at least 10 years or, in some cases, much longer.
Most independents are not all that “independent” politically. And the small share of Americans who are truly independent stand out for their low level of interest in politics.
About half of Americans say reducing the budget deficit should be a top policy priority this year for the president and Congress.
Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
More than one-in-five voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities.
Since 2017, the share of Republicans who take a positive view of stricter environmental laws has increased, from 36% then to 45% today.
Partisans have moved apart not just in political values and approaches to addressing issues, but also on the issues they identify as top priorities.
Here is a look at public opinion on important issues facing the United States, from Americans' views of trade to the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
While partisans agree that political leaders should be honest and ethical, they differ over whether particular leaders display these traits.