The rise in frustration, especially this year, is largely concentrated among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents critical of their party.
Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.—young, proud, tolerant and growing at a rate three times as fast as the population as a whole.
Despite their increasingly upbeat economic mood, Europeans show growing support for nontraditional political parties critical of the EU.
When it comes to partisanship, there are sizable variations within generations, as well as between them. The formative political experiences of the youngest and oldest of each generation can differ considerably.
Pew Research Center has been tracking the party affiliation of the general public for over 20 years. Explore the party ID data for two dozen demographic subgroups, categorized by gender, race, education, generation, and religious affiliation.
For more than 70 years, with few exceptions, more Americans have identified as Democrats than Republicans. But the share of independents, which surpassed the percentages of either Democrats or Republicans several years ago, continues to increase.
A new analysis of long-term trends in party affiliation finds wide demographic differences in the groups that identify as Republicans and Democrats. Meanwhile, the share of political independents is at a 75-year high.
Republican Millennials, however, are not as supportive of marijuana legalization as their young Democratic and Democratic-leaning counterparts.
The new GOP-controlled Congress takes office at a time when the American public sees partisan rifts in the country getting worse.
Fewer Americans have high hopes for 2015 than they did for 2014, a change largely driven by greater pessimism among Democrats.