Only a small share of Americans have heard a lot about redistricting in their state and a majority are not sure how they feel.
Americans remain deeply divided about the events of Jan. 6, 2021, and the ongoing congressional investigation into what happened.
The complexity of the overall system, varying rules on how and when you can vote, and whether the candidate you support wins or loses all impact trust in the election process.
A year later, here’s a look back at how Americans saw the events of Jan. 6 and how some partisan divisions grew wider over time.
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.
57% of Americans view voting as “a fundamental right for every adult U.S. citizen and should not be restricted in any way.”
We identified 261 U.S. jurisdictions that have adopted some voting method other than the winner-take-all system most American voters know.
Around two-thirds of adults in Germany, France and the UK say it is important for their national government to make voting compulsory.
Among Republicans, support has declined for allowing early or absentee voting without an excuse and for automatically registering all eligible citizens to vote.
An 85% majority of Democrats say everything possible should be done to make voting easy; 28% of Republicans say this.