CommentaryJune 3, 2010

Seniors are Strongest Advocates for Change in 2010

CommentaryNovember 13, 2008

Post-Election Perspectives

CommentaryNovember 12, 2008

Young Voters in the 2008 Election

CommentaryJuly 17, 2008

Should Women Worry Obama?

CommentaryFebruary 11, 2008

Young Voters in 2008 Presidential Primaries

A great deal of attention on Super Tuesday was focused on young voters, especially in the Democratic contests. Pew polling over the past few years has shown that young voters are trending Democratic and constitute an important constituency for the party. Currently, a clear majority of registered voters ages 18-29 say they are Democrats or […]

CommentaryJanuary 18, 2008

Mind the Gender Gap

A lot of attention has been paid to the women’s vote in the first two Democratic nominating contests. In the Iowa caucuses, Barack Obama won a narrow victory over Hillary Clinton among female voters. But in New Hampshire women rallied to the former first lady giving her a huge 46 percent to 34 percent margin, […]

PublicationsApril 26, 2007

Both Sides Reject Compromise in Iraq Funding Fight

Summary of Findings With battle lines drawn over legislation funding the Iraq war, the public is showing little appetite for compromise. Overall, a solid majority of Americans (59%) continue to say they want their representative to support a bill calling for a U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq by August 2008, while just a third want […]

CommentaryNovember 16, 2006

Election ’06: Big Changes in Some Key Groups

Post-mortems on the election have rightly focused on a few big themes: the impact of the war, opinions about President Bush, and the strong Democratic performance among moderates and independents. But the shifting allegiance of some other important voter groups has gotten relatively less attention. One of the biggest stories is about young people. Another […]

CommentaryOctober 26, 2006

Cell-Only Voters Not Very Different

Methodology ReportsOctober 26, 2006

Cell-Only Voters Not Very Different: Fewer Registered, More First-time Voters

CommentaryOctober 26, 2004

Candidates Battle Over First-Time Voters, Mothers

A Closer Look at Key Groups

CommentarySeptember 30, 2004

Young People More Engaged, More Uncertain

Debates More Important to Young Voters

CommentaryJuly 23, 2004

Bush Holds Modest Advantage Among Veterans

Despite Sen. John Kerry’s military background and his campaign’s concerted efforts to court veterans, he runs no better among this group than Al Gore did four years ago. Based on surveys conducted March, May, June and July, men who have served in the armed forces favor Bush over Kerry by a 49% to 40% margin. […]

PublicationsAugust 7, 1996


Analysis Breakdowns An analysis of recent Pew Research Center surveys Republicans… Who They Are Despite its resurgence over the past 20 years, the Republican Party has never been numerically superior to the Democratic Party. For most of the 1990’s, the two have been essentially equal in this respect. In our most recent surveys, the Center […]