Few United States adults – just 5% – say God chose Donald Trump to be president because God approves of his policies.
These views are more upbeat than at any point in the past two decades. More Americans say Trump’s policies have made the economy better than worse.
Women account for 28% of the 67 judges Trump has appointed to the federal courts since taking office, well below the share appointed by Barack Obama but higher than the share appointed by any other Republican president. Seven of the 67 judges (10%) are racial or ethnic minorities.
When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president.
As congressional Republicans weigh options to replace the Affordable Care Act, support for the 2010 health care law has reached its highest level on record.
Obama has issued 35 executive orders per year in office, slightly fewer than the 36 per year in office that George W. Bush issued and the lowest average in 120 years.
Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Obama is on pace to become the first president since Carter to leave the White House with a smaller federal prison population than when he took office.
Survey Report With just a few weeks left in Barack Obama’s presidency, Americans’ early judgments of his place in history are more positive than negative. Obama is poised to leave office on a high note: Current assessments of both the president and the first lady are among the most favorable since they arrived in the […]