About half of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters describe their own political views as liberal.
Over half of Latino registered voters who are Democrats or lean toward the party have a good or excellent impression of the party's candidates.
An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.
There are significant divides between younger Republicans and their elders in the GOP on a range of environmental and energy issues.
While the notion that polls should include equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats makes some sense, it’s based on a misunderstanding of what polling is intended to do.
Republicans and Democrats set higher standards for politicians in the other party than in their own when it comes to respect and compromise.
Republicans who did not agree with the tea party during Obama era were somewhat less likely to remain affiliated with GOP years later. Republicans who had positive views of the tea party movement in 2014 or 2015 were among Trump’s most enthusiastic backers during the 2016 campaign.
Partisan divides in America are as wide as they’ve ever been in the modern political era. But what about those who identify as independents?
There are partisan divisions over certain aspects of local news reporting, including whether local journalists should express views on local issues.
Most independents are not all that “independent” politically. And the small share of Americans who are truly independent stand out for their low level of interest in politics.