Increasingly, Republicans and Democrats view not just the opposing party but also the people in that party in a negative light. Growing shares in each party now describe those in the other party as more closed-minded, dishonest, immoral and unintelligent than other Americans. Nearly half of younger adults say they "wish there were more parties to choose from."
Joe Biden’s federal judicial appointees so far include a record number of women and racial and ethnic minorities.
When Congress convened in 2021, 72% of House members and 65% of senators were new since the start of the 111th Congress in 2009.
Americans remain deeply divided about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, and the ongoing congressional investigation into what happened.
A year later, here’s a look back at how Americans saw the events of Jan. 6 and how some partisan divisions grew wider over time.
Among U.S. adults overall, 35% say Obama has done the best job over the past 40 years, followed by Reagan (23%), Trump (17%) and Clinton (12%).
As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
Pew Research Center’s political typology provides a roadmap to today’s fractured political landscape. It organizes the public into nine distinct groups, based on an analysis of their attitudes and values. Even in a polarized era, the 2021 survey reveals deep divisions in both partisan coalitions.
About a third of Republicans (32%) say they would not like Donald Trump to remain a national political figure for many years to come.
There is a wide partisan split on the fairness of the House committee’s probe.