Americans continue to see widespread discrimination against groups in the U.S., including Muslims, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, women, Jews and blacks.
While the notion that polls should include equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats makes some sense, it’s based on a misunderstanding of what polling is intended to do.
Division and animosity between the two political parties in the U.S. has deepened. Most partisans view the other side as ‘closed-minded’; Republicans see Democrats as ‘unpatriotic.'
Around six-in-ten Democrats support increased spending for scientific research, compared with 40% of Republicans, a gap that has grown over time.
Most Democrats think scientists should take an active role in policy debates, while 56% of Republicans say they should focus on establishing sound scientific facts.
Three-quarters of Republicans have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, compared with only about half of Democrats.
Neither party has an edge in favorability among the public
Republicans’ views of the investigation, which were generally negative over the probe’s duration, are much more positive now that it is complete.
Democratic voters report high levels of satisfaction with the Democratic candidates as a group. The election also is attracting more interest than past elections did at similar points in the cycle.
A new Pew Research Center survey of veterans finds that a majority (57%) approve of the way Trump is handling his duties as commander in chief, with about half (48%) saying his administration’s policies have made the military stronger.