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.
How do Republicans who support legal abortion and Democrats who oppose it differ from their fellow partisans? One difference involves religion.
A majority of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases; 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
23% of U.S. adults say they use Twitter. The share of Americans who use the platform has remained consistent over the past several years.
71% of Republican voters say their vote for Congress is “against Biden.”
On average, Democrats and Republicans are farther apart ideologically today than at any time in the past 50 years.
Here is a roundup of Americans’ views of the court, perceptions of its ideology, the history of confirmations and justices’ backgrounds.
Americans’ views of the economy remain negative; most say prices have gotten worse while job availability has improved.
Nearly six-in-ten U.S. adults (59%) see a great deal of difference between the two major political parties, up from 55% just two years ago.
A majority of Republicans along with a smaller but substantial majority of Democrats believe in heaven, hell or some other form of afterlife.
Republicans and Democrats differ substantially over several sources of meaning in life, including faith, freedom, health and hobbies.