The Supreme Court begins a new term on Oct. 7, taking up cases on issues including guns and abortion. As the term begins, here are five facts about the court.
Partisans have different levels of confidence when it comes to the type of personnel who hold government jobs – presidential appointees or career employees.
We explored how Americans feel about the tenor of debate in the country in a recent major survey about U.S. political disource. Here's how we did it.
Three-quarters of Republicans have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, compared with only about half of Democrats.
Many Americans think declining trust in the government and in each other makes it harder to solve key problems. They have a wealth of ideas about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.
Republicans are less likely than Democrats to see colleges and K-12 public schools as open to a range of viewpoints.
Many Americans say the tone and nature of political debate in the United States has become more negative in recent years.
Today, 57% of Republicans say that if the U.S. is too open to people from around the world, “we risk losing our identity as a nation.”
Republicans express intensely negative views of “socialism” and very positive views of “capitalism.” Majorities of Democrats view both terms positively.
When Republicans assess the climate for political discourse, they see a more hospitable environment for Democrats than for members of their own party.