Republicans and Democrats Move Further Apart in Views of Voting Access
Among Republicans, support has declined for allowing early or absentee voting without an excuse and for automatically registering all eligible citizens to vote.
America is exceptional in the nature of its political divide
In Changing U.S. Electorate, Race and Education Remain Stark Dividing Lines
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Key facts about Americans and guns
Here are some key findings about Americans’ attitudes about gun violence and gun policy from recent surveys.
70% of U.S. social media users never or rarely post or share about political, social issues
Only 9% of adult social media users say they often post or share things about political or social issues on social media.
Top tax frustrations for Americans: The feeling that some corporations, wealthy people don’t pay fair share
Americans’ views on some aspects of the U.S. tax system vary widely by political party affiliation.
Pressing China on human rights – even if it hurts economic relations – has Americans’ bipartisan support
Unlike with other China-related issues, there is little partisan difference on this question, a February survey found.
Share of Republicans saying ‘everything possible’ should be done to make voting easy declines sharply
An 85% majority of Democrats say everything possible should be done to make voting easy; 28% of Republicans say this.
Most Democrats and Republicans Know Biden Is Catholic, but They Differ Sharply About How Religious He Is
Joe Biden is just the second Catholic president in U.S. history, after John F. Kennedy. Most U.S. adults know that Biden is Catholic, including majorities within both major political parties, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
A partisan chasm in views of Trump’s legacy
Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of Donald Trump’s presidential legacy, a new survey finds.
Large Majority of the Public Views Prosecution of Capitol Rioters as ‘Very Important’
Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say prosecuting those who broke in on Jan. 6 is very important and that penalties for them will likely be less severe than they should be.
Biden Viewed Positively on Many Issues, but Public Is Less Confident He Can Unify Country
A majority of Republicans say the GOP should not be accepting of Republican officials who openly criticize Donald Trump.
Broad Public Support for Coronavirus Aid Package; Just a Third Say It Spends Too Much
More Americans say the Biden administration made a "good faith" effort working with the opposition than say the same of GOP leaders.
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