Survey ReportsJuly 30, 2019

Climate Change and Russia Are Partisan Flashpoints in Public’s Views of Global Threats

The public’s views of two global threats facing the United States have changed in the past few years. Far fewer Americans view North Korea’s nuclear program as a major threat to the well-being of the U.S. than did so two years ago. Over the same period, there also has been a sharp decline in the […]

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 […]

PublicationsMarch 14, 2019

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.

PublicationsJanuary 24, 2019

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