PublicationsJune 26, 2017

Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows, Even Among Groups That Had Been Skeptical

Two years after the Supreme Court decision that required states to recognize same-sex marriages nationwide, support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally is at its highest point in over 20 years of Pew Research Center polling on the issue.

Sortable TableJune 26, 2017

Same-Sex Marriage Detailed Tables, 2017

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?

InteractivesJune 22, 2017

Public Views About Guns

Explore 20 years of data on public opinion about gun control vs. gun rights.

PublicationsJune 20, 2017

Public Has Criticisms of Both Parties, but Democrats Lead on Empathy for Middle Class

Both political parties’ favorability ratings are more negative than positive and fewer than half say either party has high ethical standards.

Sortable TableJune 20, 2017

Presidential Approval Detailed Tables, June 2017

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president? / Do you [approve/disapprove] strongly or not so strongly?

PublicationsMay 17, 2017

Partisan Identification Is ‘Sticky,’ but About 10% Switched Parties Over the Past Year

Survey Report Those who study politics have long known that a person’s party affiliation is a strong predictor of how they will vote and what their opinions will be on most political issues. Some of the power of partisanship comes from its relative immutability: Most people remain loyal to a political party. But over a […]

DatasetsMay 12, 2017

October 2016 Political Survey

DatasetsMay 12, 2017

August 2016 Political Survey

DatasetsMay 12, 2017

June 2016 Voter Attitudes Survey

PublicationsMay 3, 2017

Public Trust in Government Remains Near Historic Lows as Partisan Attitudes Shift

Changes in the dynamics of power in Washington have registered with members of both political parties.

InteractivesMay 3, 2017

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2017

Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 20% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (4%) or “most of the time” (16%). When the National Election Study began asking about trust in government in 1958, about three-quarters of Americans trusted […]

PublicationsApril 24, 2017

How Republicans and Democrats View Federal Spending

If you were making up the budget for the federal government this year, would you increase spending, decrease spending or keep spending the same for …   See related report: “With Budget Debate Looming, Growing Share of Public Prefers Bigger Government”

PublicationsApril 24, 2017

With Budget Debate Looming, Growing Share of Public Prefers Bigger Government

Survey Report As Congress faces an April 28 deadline to fund government operations, the public is now split in their general preferences on the size and scope of government: 48% say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services, while 45% prefer a smaller government providing fewer services. This marks the first time […]

Multi-section ReportsApril 17, 2017

Public Dissatisfaction With Washington Weighs on the GOP

While the party retains its advantage over the Democrats on handling terrorism, it has lost ground on immigration and foreign policy, and 68% of the public sees the Republican Party as “mostly divided.”

Sortable TableApril 17, 2017

Presidential Approval Detailed Tables, April 2017

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President? / Do you [approve/disapprove] strongly or not so strongly?

PublicationsApril 14, 2017

Top Frustrations With Tax System: Sense That Corporations, Wealthy Don’t Pay Fair Share

A majority of Americans now view the federal tax system as unfair, including similar shares of Republicans and Democrats. But partisans differ in their concerns about the tax system.

PublicationsApril 12, 2017

Public Supports Syria Missile Strikes, but Few See a ‘Clear Plan’ for Addressing Situation

Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are about three times as likely as Republicans and Republican leaners to say the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees from Syria.

Survey ReportsMarch 2, 2017

Large Majorities See Checks and Balances, Right to Protest as Essential for Democracy

Large majorities of the public, Republicans and Democrats alike, say open and fair elections and a system of governmental checks and balances are essential to maintaining a strong democracy in the United States.

InteractivesFebruary 23, 2017

For members of 114th Congress, partisan criticism ruled on Facebook

Pew Research CenterFebruary 23, 2017

For members of 114th Congress, partisan criticism ruled on Facebook

Facebook posts from members of the 114th Congress attracted more attention when they contained disagreement with the opposing party than when they expressed bipartisanship, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of over 100,000 posts. The Center gathered every Facebook post issued by members of the 114th Congress between January 4, 2015 and April 30, […]