The declining public trust in the news media and polarization of news audiences have profound effects on civic life.
While views of and experiences with police vary substantially across demographic groups, there is support for a number of police reforms.
Amid rising inequality, many Americans feel that the U.S. economic system is unfair and generally favors powerful special interests.
Public confidence in scientists has increased during the pandemic, though not among all Americans. We discuss the impact of trust on views of COVID-19 vaccines.
The complexity of the overall system, varying rules on how and when you can vote, and whether the candidate you support wins or loses all impact trust in the election process.
We explain the basics of machine learning – using computer programs to identify patterns in data – and how it allows researchers at the Center to analyze data on a large scale.