Voting members of the 116th Congress collectively produced more than 2.2 million tweets and Facebook posts in 2019 and 2020.
Kamala Harris’ election represented an advance in the progress Black Americans have made in recent decades in political leadership.
No lame-duck session in the nearly 5 decades for which data is available has been as legislatively productive as that of the 116th Congress.
Social media activity by members of Congress changed in notable ways following the rioting at the Capitol by supporters of President Trump.
Women make up just over a quarter of all members of the 117th Congress – the highest percentage in U.S. history.
The final Senate races of the 2020-21 election cycle continued a pattern: Senate election results are in sync with states’ presidential votes.
When it comes to religious affiliation, the 117th U.S. Congress looks similar to the previous Congress but quite different from Americans overall.
Regardless of how the runoff elections in Georgia go, the Senate will be closely divided next year. And that is part of a long-running trend.
We developed this explainer to help people understand how, and why, the complex U.S. electoral process is even more so this time around.
Just 4% of registered voters support Trump or Biden and a Senate candidate from the opposing party.