Most U.S. adults say President Joe Biden (65%) and Republican leaders in Congress (61%) will be unsuccessful getting their agendas enacted in the next two years; only about a third say the president and GOP leaders will be successful. Republicans are less confident than Democrats in midterm vote counts – but more confident than they were after the 2020 election.
House gets younger, Senate gets older: A look at the age and generation of lawmakers in the 118th Congress
The median age of voting House lawmakers is 57.9 years, while the new Senate’s median age is 65.3 years.
Belgium, Finland and Italy are among the European countries with the shortest median lengths of government.
About one-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of Gab, an alternative social media site, and 1% say that they get news there regularly.
In the U.S. House, Freedom Caucus members and allies have less seniority than other Republicans and are more likely to come from the South.
Most Black adults (63%) say voting is an extremely or very effective strategy for Black progress; only 42% say the same of protesting.
Republicans now hold a narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here's a look at their views on key issues and the GOP's future.
Here is a look at data on the number of legal abortions and other related measures that take place in the United States each year.
Thirteen voting members of the 118th Congress identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual – the highest number of openly LGB members in history.
A quarter of voting members of the U.S. Congress identify their race or ethnicity as something other than non-Hispanic White.
Around two-thirds of Black Democrats (66%) say that whether someone is a man or woman is determined by their sex at birth.