There are stark socioeconomic differences within the GOP when it comes to issues like poverty, health care and education.
Republican voters give the current field of presidential candidates higher ratings than at comparable times in the past two nomination contests.
Here is a profile of Republicans’ views of the economy and economic policy, based on our surveys.
Even before Donald Trump and Ben Carson surged past more traditional GOP presidential candidates in the polls, Republicans were feeling restive about their party and its leaders.
The rise in frustration, especially this year, is largely concentrated among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents critical of their party.
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.