U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided
As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments.
Partisanship a bigger factor than geography in views of abortion access locally
Of those surveyed, 33% said it should be harder for someone to obtain an abortion near them than it is currently.
Younger Americans more likely than older adults to say there are other countries that are better than the U.S.
Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.
Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era
An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.
Republicans and Democrats agree religion’s influence is waning, but differ in their reactions
Americans agree that religion’s role in public life is ebbing. But while Republicans largely lament the trend, Democrats are split in their reactions.
Americans’ immigration policy priorities: Divisions between – and within – the two parties
Democrats and Republicans have starkly different priorities when it comes to the nation's immigration policies.
Across the Table: Would you share your views of Donald Trump over dinner?
Trump has evoked strong feelings as president – both positive and negative. How would you feel discussing him at a dinner party with a group of people who have opposing views from your own? In this interactive, see how your views compare with those of other Americans.
Brexit divides the UK, but partisanship and ideology are still key factors
Public opinion on Brexit aligns with attitudes toward the EU, immigration and culture.
National Politics on Twitter: Small Share of U.S. Adults Produce Majority of Tweets
The findings of this analysis paint a nuanced picture of just how prevalent political speech is among U.S. adults on Twitter.
Partisan Antipathy: More Intense, More Personal
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.'
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