Voters Rarely Switch Parties, but Recent Shifts Further Educational, Racial Divergence
Neither party nets an overall advantage from the 9% of voters who have switched since 2018.
Congress Soars to New Heights on Social Media
Democratic lawmakers post more content on Twitter, while the median Republican member now averages more audience engagement than the median Democrat across platforms.
Activism on gender equality differs widely by education among Democratic women
54% of U.S. adults have expressed their opinion about gender or gender equality in conversations with family and friends.
Republicans, Democrats Move Even Further Apart in Coronavirus Concerns
A majority of Republicans now say that when thinking about the problems facing the country from the coronavirus, “the worst is behind us.” Just 23% of Democrats say the same.
Millennial and Gen Z Republicans stand out from their elders on climate and energy issues
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
Two-Thirds of Americans Think Government Should Do More on Climate
There is bipartisan support for several proposals to reduce the effects of climate change, especially for large scale tree-plantings to help absorb carbon emissions and offering tax credits to businesses that capture carbon emissions.
Three-in-ten or more Democrats and Republicans don’t agree with their party on abortion
When it comes to abortion, members of Congress are starkly divided by party. Yet the partisan divide among Americans themselves is less stark.
Partisan Differences Over the Pandemic Response Are Growing
Polling finds public trust in medical scientists has increased but only among Democrats – while optimism about a vaccine is broadly shared.
In Changing U.S. Electorate, Race and Education Remain Stark Dividing Lines
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Coronavirus death toll is heavily concentrated in Democratic congressional districts
Nearly a quarter of all U.S. deaths attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts.
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