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.
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.
Republicans Now Are More Open to the Idea of Expanding Presidential Power
Neither party has an edge in favorability among the public
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 […]
Most Border Wall Opponents, Supporters Say Shutdown Concessions Are Unacceptable
Partisan divide on whether shutdown is ‘very serious’ problem