Partisanship remains the strongest factor dividing the American public. Yet there are substantial divisions within both parties on fundamental political values, views of current issues and the severity of the problems facing the nation.
An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.
Three-in-four Republicans give the economy positive ratings, while a majority of Democrats rate it negatively. But within parties, views differ widely by income.
There are significant divides between younger Republicans and their elders in the GOP on a range of environmental and energy issues.
Democrats and Republicans have starkly different priorities when it comes to the nation's immigration policies.
Americans continue to see widespread discrimination against groups in the U.S., including Muslims, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, women, Jews and blacks.
While the notion that polls should include equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats makes some sense, it’s based on a misunderstanding of what polling is intended to do.
Division and animosity between the two political parties in the U.S. has deepened. Most partisans view the other side as ‘closed-minded’; Republicans see Democrats as ‘unpatriotic.'
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.
Around six-in-ten Democrats support increased spending for scientific research, compared with 40% of Republicans, a gap that has grown over time.