Pro-Choice, Pro-Life or … Both?
November 29, 2022
American attitudes on abortion are complicated and most Americans don’t fall into the pro-life or pro-choice binary. Continue Reading →
The Democratic Party’s Transformation: More Diverse, Educated, and Liberal but Less Religious
July 28, 2022
The Democratic Party has experienced seismic demographic changes over the past few decades; becoming less Christian, more liberal, more educated, and more racially and ethnically diverse. These changes profoundly impact the Democratic Party’s future political priorities and electoral fortunes. Continue Reading →
In a Post-Roe World Will Inflation Still Dominate Our Attention?
May 9, 2022
Following the leaking of a draft opinion that would overturn the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade, what roll will inflation play in the 2022 midterm election? Continue Reading →
Public Places and Commercial Spaces: How Neighborhood Amenities Foster Trust and Connection in American Communities
October 20, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Americans across the country to reconsider their residential priorities. Today, many Americans would prefer to live in small towns or rural areas rather than denser urban neighborhoods, and they are more likely to prioritize personal space over access to community amenities. The report investigates the physical and social features of local communities that Americans value most. Continue Reading →
Should Teachers or Parents Have More Influence Over Education Decisions?
October 12, 2021
The August 2021 American Perspectives Survey explores how much say parents and partisans believe parents, teachers, and legislators should have in deciding what is taught in public schools. Continue Reading →
Support for Political Violence Among Americans is on the Rise. It’s a Grim Warning About America’s Political Future.
March 26, 2021
In the wake of the Capitol uprising, we have been forced to reckon with the uncomfortable truth that political violence is no longer a theoretical concern. Continue Reading →
Few Americans are Confident in American Democracy, But Younger Americans are Especially Skeptical
March 8, 2021
If governments can effectively administer the COVID-19 vaccine and deliver economic support, it will go a long way in demonstrating that even if government is clunky and the results imperfect, the institutions of democratic governance can work. Continue Reading →
After the Ballots are Counted: Conspiracies, Political Violence, and American Exceptionalism
February 11, 2021
The January 2021 American Perspectives Survey looks at post-election sentiments, beliefs in conspiracies, attitudes toward political violence, political segregation, and general feelings toward the United States. Continue Reading →
Older Americans Support Getting Vaccinated Regardless of Their Politics or the Perceived Threat of COVID-19
January 8, 2021
As the US ramps up vaccinations, political identity is important in predicting the behavior of younger Americans. Continue Reading →
Democrats and Republicans Should Argue More — Not Less
December 22, 2020
Our survey showed that when our social circles include a more diverse mix of political beliefs, we are more open to argument and less ideologically extreme. And, arguably, the best way to get to this point is to discuss — and disagree about — politics more. Continue Reading →