Partisans have moved apart not just in political values and approaches to addressing issues, but also on the issues they identify as top priorities.
The American public’s views of the impact immigrants have on the country remain largely positive – and deeply partisan.
The way polling questions are asked can influence people's answers. Survey experiments are one way to measure the degree to which different questions elicit different answers.
Overall, 43% of Americans say withdrawing American troops from Syria would be the right decision, while 45% say it would not.
Many federal workers live and work far from D.C., with substantial numbers in districts scattered across the country – and represented by both Democratic and GOP members of Congress.
Among GOP House incumbents who lost their re-election campaigns, 23 of 30 were more moderate than the median Republican in the chamber.
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.
More Americans now oppose than favor allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters. Americans who live close to a coastline are less supportive of expanding offshore drilling than those who live farther from a coast.
In the week after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, partisan differences were on full display in how elected officials responded on Facebook.