As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
An 85% majority of Democrats say everything possible should be done to make voting easy; 28% of Republicans say this.
Americans voted in record numbers in last year’s presidential election, casting nearly 158.4 million ballots.
53% of U.S. adults who voted in the general election say they engaged in at least 1 of 6 political activities over the past six months.
Votes cast on Election Day have grown steadily less significant over the past several election cycles as a share of total votes cast.
Comparing U.S. voter turnout to other countries' depends very much on which country you’re looking at and which measuring stick you use.
Latino voters are less likely than all U.S. voters to say they are extremely motivated to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
About six-in-ten registered voters in the five U.S. states where elections are conducted entirely by mail expect voting to be easy.
In every U.S. presidential election dating back to 1984, women reported having turned out to vote at slightly higher rates than men.
With less than three months until Election Day, Joe Biden has an advantage over Donald Trump among registered voters. But support for Trump is much stronger.