Liberals make up the largest share of Democratic voters, but their growth has slowed in recent years
About half of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters describe their own political views as liberal.
Latino Democratic voters place high importance on 2020 presidential election
Over half of Latino registered voters who are Democrats or lean toward the party have a good or excellent impression of the party's candidates.
In a Politically Polarized Era, Sharp Divides in Both Partisan Coalitions
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.
Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era
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.
Most Americans Say the Current Economy Is Helping the Rich, Hurting the Poor and Middle Class
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.
Americans’ immigration policy priorities: Divisions between – and within – the two parties
Democrats and Republicans have starkly different priorities when it comes to the nation's immigration policies.
Democrats far more likely than Republicans to see discrimination against blacks, not whites
Americans continue to see widespread discrimination against groups in the U.S., including Muslims, gays and lesbians, Hispanics, women, Jews and blacks.
Why public opinion polls don’t include the same number of Republicans and Democrats
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.
Partisan Antipathy: More Intense, More Personal
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.'
Democrats more supportive than Republicans of federal spending for scientific research
Around six-in-ten Democrats support increased spending for scientific research, compared with 40% of Republicans, a gap that has grown over time.
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