PublicationsOctober 7, 2019

In Their Own Words: Behind Americans’ Views of ‘Socialism’ and ‘Capitalism’

For many, “socialism” is a word that evokes a weakened work ethic, stifled innovation and excessive reliance on the government. For others, it represents a fairer, more generous society.

PublicationsOctober 1, 2019

Public Expresses Favorable Views of a Number of Federal Agencies

Americans express overwhelmingly favorable opinions of federal agencies like the Postal Service, the National Park Service, NASA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) despite historically low levels of public trust in the federal government.

Survey ReportsAugust 7, 2019

Republicans Now Are More Open to the Idea of Expanding Presidential Power

Neither party has an edge in favorability among the public

PublicationsApril 11, 2019

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 […]

PublicationsJanuary 16, 2019

Most Border Wall Opponents, Supporters Say Shutdown Concessions Are Unacceptable

Partisan divide on whether shutdown is ‘very serious’ problem