Americans who hold less consistently liberal or conservative views tend to be less engaged in national politics.
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.
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.
Highly religious Americans are much more likely to see society in those terms, while nonreligious people tend to see more ambiguity.
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.