Americans have little appetite for austerity in government programs. Most either want to increase spending or maintain it at current levels. At the same time, their trust in the federal government remains near a historic low.
Many Indians are satisfied with how democracy is working in India. But most see politicians as corrupt and question the efficacy of elections.
While partisans agree that political leaders should be honest and ethical, they differ over whether particular leaders display these traits.
Voters approached the 2018 midterm elections with some trepidation about the voting process and many had concerns that U.S. election systems may be hacked. After the election, however, most say it was “very easy” to vote and confidence in election security has increased.
From the start of Trump’s presidency, Americans have been divided along partisan lines in their views of him. Our video aims to place views of him in context.
With a week to go before Election Day, Americans are confident their local election authorities are up to the essential tasks of making sure that elections are run smoothly and that votes are counted accurately.
Younger U.S. adults were better than their elders at differentiating between factual and opinion statements in a survey conducted in early 2018.
As elections draw near, voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in more than two decades. A record share of registered voters say which party controls Congress will be a factor in their vote.
Americans are particularly divided politically in their support of the news media’s “watchdog role” – with a 44-percentage-point gap between Democrats and Republicans.
Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to view the Democratic Party as very liberal. And the pattern is similar, though less pronounced, in views of the GOP’s ideology: More Democrats than Republicans see the Republican Party as very conservative.