The U.S. is not the only country wrestling with political fissures. But the pandemic has revealed how pervasive the divide in U.S. politics is.
In the 2016 general election, voters submitted nearly 33.5 million mail ballots, but more than 400,000 (1.2% of the total) weren’t counted.
If one takeaway from the election is historic voter participation, another may be the political polarization that has come to define the U.S.
Votes cast on Election Day have grown steadily less significant over the past several election cycles as a share of total votes cast.
59% of Americans say made-up information that is intended to mislead causes a “great deal” of confusion about the 2020 presidential election.
Data tables from interviews we conducted with verified voters after the 2016 and 2018 elections may help answer some election 2020 questions.
Polls can't predict the future. But they are the best tool to reveal the public’s priorities and values, and why people vote the way they do.
Latino voters are less likely than all U.S. voters to say they are extremely motivated to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
What does the 2020 electorate look like politically, demographically and religiously as the race enters its final days?
We developed this explainer to help people understand how, and why, the complex U.S. electoral process is even more so this time around.