For the fifth time in U.S. history, and the second time this century, a presidential candidate has won the White House while losing the popular vote.
New census data show that 263 counties, cities and other jurisdictions in 29 states will now be required to print election ballots in non-English languages.
No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.
Survey report Beyond their disagreements over specific policy issues, voters who supported President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton also differed over the seriousness of a wide array of problems facing the nation, from immigration and crime to inequality and racism. And while voters generally said little progress has been made over the last eight years […]
The great majority of Americans who vote on Election Day will use one of two basic technologies: "fill-in-the-bubble" and other optical-scan ballots, or touch-screen computers and other direct recording electronic systems.
Though many Americans say they're concerned about possible election fraud, the U.S. electoral system generally ranks high in cross-national comparisons.
As the presidential campaign enters its final days, opinions about American democracy and the candidates’ respect for democratic institutions – as well their respect for women, minorities and other groups in society– have emerged as political flashpoints. Donald Trump is widely seen as having little or no respect for Muslims, women, Hispanics and blacks. Moreover, […]
In the aftermath of presidential debates, there is intense interest in gauging "who won." How can we know the answer to that question?
n the contentious weeks leading up to Election Day, voters are deeply divided over the candidates, major issues and the nation’s past and future course. And, in a new survey, most voters say these differences even extend to disputes over basic facts.
Only a slim minority thinks the news media’s coverage of Trump and Clinton is too tough, a view the public also held in previous general elections.