America is changing demographically. Here’s how your county compares
Large demographic shifts are reshaping America. See how your community compares with others in the country.
What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities
Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.
Far more Americans say there are strong conflicts between partisans than between other groups in society
Americans are far more likely to say there are strong conflicts between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. today than to say the same for other groups.
Rural and urban gun owners have different experiences, views on gun policy
Nearly six-in-ten rural Americans have a gun in their household, compared with smaller shares of suburban and urban gun owners.
Behind Trump's win in rural white America: Women joined men in backing him
Broad economic concerns of rural white Americans aligned with cornerstones of the Trump campaign, and the gender gap played a key role in the 2016 narrative.
5 facts about consistent conservatives
Our research on political polarization found that 9% of Americans, and 20% of Republicans and Republican leaners, express consistently conservative views.
Chart of the Week: The most liberal and conservative big cities
Public library engagement in urban, suburban, and rural communities
What does library engagement look like in different community types?
How the most ideologically polarized Americans live different lives
Political Polarization in the American Public
Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan acrimony is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in recent history. And these trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life.
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