Democrats differ over best way to provide health coverage for all Americans
While Democrats broadly say the government has a responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all Americans, they are divided over how to achieve this.
Americans say the nation’s political debate has grown more toxic and ‘heated’ rhetoric could lead to violence
Many Americans say the tone and nature of political debate in the United States has become more negative in recent years.
Trump Draws Stronger Support From Veterans Than From the Public on Leadership of U.S. Military
A new Pew Research Center survey of veterans finds that a majority (57%) approve of the way Trump is handling his duties as commander in chief, with about half (48%) saying his administration’s policies have made the military stronger.
From the archives: JFK’s America
In this archived post, we take a look at what polls showed about the American people during the Kennedy years.
What makes a good citizen? Voting, paying taxes, following the law top list
Majorities of Americans say voting in elections, paying taxes and following the law are very important to good citizenship, according to a 2018 survey.
6 facts about Democrats in 2019
Self-identified liberals make up a larger share of the Democratic Party than they once did. Democrats are united in their opposition to Donald Trump.
Stark partisan divisions in Americans’ views of ‘socialism,’ ‘capitalism’
Republicans express intensely negative views of “socialism” and very positive views of “capitalism.” Majorities of Democrats view both terms positively.
Republicans see a national political climate comfortable for Democrats, but less so for GOP
When Republicans assess the climate for political discourse, they see a more hospitable environment for Democrats than for members of their own party.
Partisans say respect and compromise are important in politics – particularly from their opponents
Republicans and Democrats set higher standards for politicians in the other party than in their own when it comes to respect and compromise.
Public Highly Critical of State of Political Discourse in the U.S.
Majorities of Americans say the tone of political debate in the country has become more negative, less respectful, less fact-based and less substantive in recent years.
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