With Election Day six months away, 52% of Americans are paying fairly close or very close attention to news about the presidential candidates.
Amy Mitchell (Pew Research Center), Philip Howard (University of Oxford), Jane Lytvynenko (Buzzfeed News) and Lori Robertson (Factcheck.org) discuss misinformation during the coronavirus outbreak, and ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as part of SXSW 2020's virtual sessions.
41% of Democratic registered voters say they are bothered that the likely Democratic nominee for the 2020 election is a white man in his 70s.
U.S. adults express wide concern that states will lift COVID-19 restrictions too quickly.
Roughly nine-in-ten or more U.S. adults say it is either somewhat or very important to have a president who lives a moral, ethical life.
Nearly seven-in-ten registered voters say postponing state primary elections has been a necessary step to address the coronavirus outbreak.
A 46% plurality of U.S. adults say the president did something wrong regarding Ukraine and it was enough to justify his removal from office.
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.
Few United States adults – just 5% – say God chose Donald Trump to be president because God approves of his policies.
White evangelicals largely see Trump as fighting for their beliefs and advancing their interests, and they feel their side generally has been winning recently on political matters important to them.