Sharp Rise in the Share of Americans Saying Jews Face Discrimination
Today, 64% of Americans say Jews face at least some discrimination, a 20-percentage-point increase from 2016. Partisans are divided in their views of discrimination against Jews – and many other groups.
Little Public Support for Reductions in Federal Spending
When Americans are asked to make up the budget for the federal government, they have little appetite for austerity measures. Asked about 13 different government program areas, from veterans benefits to foreign aid, no more than about a quarter favor reducing spending in any specific area. The survey by Pew Research Center, conducted March 20-25 […]
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: “Little Public Support for Reductions in Federal Spending”
Public Trust in Government: 1958-2019
Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 17% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (3%) or “most of the time” (14%). When the National Election Study began asking about trust in government in 1958, about three-quarters of Americans trusted […]
Growing Partisan Divide Over Fairness of the Nation’s Tax System
As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, overall public views of the fairness of the nation’s tax system have changed only modestly since 2017, before passage of major tax legislation. However, partisan differences on tax fairness have increased considerably since then, and now are wider than at any point in at least two decades. Two […]
Large Majorities in Both Parties Say NATO Is Good for the U.S.
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates its 70th anniversary this month, Americans overwhelmingly say being a member of NATO is beneficial for the United States.
Majority Says Trump Has Done ‘Too Little’ to Distance Himself From White Nationalists
The public’s views of Donald Trump have changed little over the course of his presidency – and this is the case for opinions about whether Trump has done enough to distance himself from white nationalist groups. In a new survey, a 56% majority says Trump has done too little to distance himself from white nationalist […]
Political Independents: Who They Are, What They Think
Most independents are not all that “independent” politically. And the small share of Americans who are truly independent stand out for their low level of interest in politics.
Public’s 2019 Priorities: Economy, Health Care, Education and Security All Near Top of List
Growing share sees ‘great deal of difference’ between the parties
Trump Begins Third Year With Low Job Approval and Doubts About His Honesty
At the second anniversary of his inauguration, public views of Donald Trump’s job performance, as well as his honesty and administration’s ethics, are decidedly negative. Yet opinions about the nation’s economy continue to be positive – and Trump’s handling of the economy remains a relative strength. Trump begins his third year with a 37% job […]
Most Border Wall Opponents, Supporters Say Shutdown Concessions Are Unacceptable
Partisan divide on whether shutdown is ‘very serious’ problem