The Latest Facts, Figures and Public Opinion Shaping the 2016 Presidential Election
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The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart
Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.
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Men and women in the U.S. continue to differ in voter turnout rate, party identification
In every U.S. presidential election dating back to 1984, women reported having turned out to vote at slightly higher rates than men.
A majority of Americans continue to favor replacing Electoral College with a nationwide popular vote
40% of U.S. adults prefer to keep the current system in which the candidate who receives the most Electoral College vote wins the election.
About a third in U.S. see God’s hand in presidential elections, but fewer say God picks winners based on policies
Few United States adults – just 5% – say God chose Donald Trump to be president because God approves of his policies.
For Most Trump Voters, ‘Very Warm’ Feelings for Him Endured
In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, an overwhelming majority of those who said they had voted for him had “warm” feelings for him.
‘Anger’ topped ‘love’ when Facebook users reacted to lawmakers’ posts after 2016 election
The U.S. congressional Facebook audience used the “angry” button in response to lawmakers’ posts nearly 14 million times following the 2016 election.
Video: Can we still trust polls?
Recent events – including the 2016 presidential election and Brexit – have rattled public confidence in polls. But this video explains why well-designed polls can still be trusted and remain an important way to measure public opinion.
Gen Zers, Millennials and Gen Xers outvoted Boomers and older generations in 2016 election
Generation Zers, Millennials and Generation Xers cast 69.6 million votes in 2016, a slight majority of the 137.5 million total votes cast.
Q&A: Pew Research Center’s president on key issues in U.S. polling
Read a Q&A with Michael Dimock, president of Pew Research Center, on recent developments in public opinion polling and what lies ahead.
Dislike of candidates or campaign issues was most common reason for not voting in 2016
The share of registered voters who cited a "dislike of the candidates or campaign issues" as their main reason for not voting reached a new high of 25%.
In Trump era, women’s views of nation’s prospects take a negative turn
The gender divide in Donald Trump’s job approval rating is larger than for most recent presidents at comparable points early in their administrations.
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