Trump’s approval ratings have hardly moved this year; such steady ratings are unique among recent presidents. His ratings are the most polarized by party.
Younger Americans are less likely than their elders and partisans are more likely than independents to have positive views of past congressional candidate pools in their districts.
Americans’ views of the new tariffs between the United States and some of its trading partners tilt more negative than positive.
Of the 73 regular and special Senate elections that have been held since 2013, 69 were won by candidates belonging to the party that won that state's most recent presidential race.
Public support for the death penalty, which reached a four-decade low in 2016, has increased somewhat since then. Since 2016, opinions among Republicans and Democrats have changed little, but the share of independents favoring the death penalty has increased 8 percentage points.
While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.
A majority of Americans find little or no common ground with Donald Trump on issues, but the share who say they agree with him on many or all issues has risen since last August.
Most Americans have negative views of the tone of political debate in their country. And a sizable majority says personal insults are “never fair game” in politics.
Most Americans say ‘design and structure’ of government need big changes.
Sizable majorities of Democrats and Republicans cite the other party’s harmful policies as a major reason they belong to their party.