Stark partisan divisions in Americans’ views of ‘socialism,’ ‘capitalism’
Republicans express intensely negative views of “socialism” and very positive views of “capitalism.” Majorities of Democrats view both terms positively.
Republicans see a national political climate comfortable for Democrats, but less so for GOP
When Republicans assess the climate for political discourse, they see a more hospitable environment for Democrats than for members of their own party.
Partisans say respect and compromise are important in politics – particularly from their opponents
Republicans and Democrats set higher standards for politicians in the other party than in their own when it comes to respect and compromise.
Partisans are divided on whether they associate the news media or Trump with ‘made-up’ news
Republicans and Democrats are particularly divided on how closely they connect made-up news to the news media or to President Trump.
News Media Attitudes in France
France stands out from other Western European countries for its broad discontent toward the news media. About a third of adults say they trust the news media, including just 4% who say they have a lot of trust
Majority Says Trump Has Done ‘Too Little’ to Distance Himself From White Nationalists
The public’s views of Donald Trump have changed little over the course of his presidency – and this is the case for opinions about whether Trump has done enough to distance himself from white nationalist groups.
Most Americans – especially Republicans – say local journalists shouldn’t express views on local issues
There are partisan divisions over certain aspects of local news reporting, including whether local journalists should express views on local issues.
Looking to the Future, Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts
When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage.
Republicans and Democrats have grown further apart on what the nation’s top priorities should be
Partisans have moved apart not just in political values and approaches to addressing issues, but also on the issues they identify as top priorities.
Like Americans overall, U.S. Catholics are sharply divided by party
On a number of issues, Catholic partisans often express opinions more in line with their political parties' positions than with their church's teachings.
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