The United States is the oldest continuous democracy in the world, and a model and inspiration for other nations seeking to build democratic institutions. One of the core pillars of American liberty is a free press. Pew conducts opinion surveys that track public attitudes toward the press and politics. At the same time, Pew issues major reports that examine long-term trends in the political values of Americans, as well as their views on policy issues and priorities, political knowledge, and news interest.
March 18, 2021 Methodology

Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in both English and Spanish. The panel […]

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March 18, 2021 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Research team Carroll Doherty, Director, Political ResearchJocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political ResearchBaxter Oliphant, Senior ResearcherAndrew Daniller, Research AssociateBradley Jones, Research AssociateHannah Hartig, Research AssociateAmina Dunn, Research AnalystTed Van Green, Research AssistantVianney Gomez, Research Assistant Communications and editorial Nida Asheer, […]

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March 18, 2021 Large Majority of the Public Views Prosecution of Capitol Rioters as ‘Very Important’

Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say prosecuting those who broke in on Jan. 6 is very important and that penalties for them will likely be less severe than they should be.

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March 11, 2021 Methodology

The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in […]

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March 11, 2021 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Research team Carroll Doherty, Director, Political Research Jocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political ResearchBaxter Oliphant, Senior ResearcherAndrew Daniller, Research AssociateBradley Jones, Research AssociateHannah Hartig, Research AssociateAmina Dunn, Research AnalystTed Van Green, Research AssistantVianney Gomez, Research Assistant Communications and editorial Rachel […]

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March 11, 2021 2. Views of the Democratic and Republican parties

Just under half of Americans (47%) have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, while a slightly larger share (51%) have an unfavorable view. The GOP is viewed more negatively – 38% say they have a positive view of the Republican Party, while 60% rate it unfavorably. These views are modestly changed since last summer, […]

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March 11, 2021 1. Americans’ views of Joe Biden early in his presidency

In the first months of his presidency, majorities of Americans say a number of positive descriptions apply to Joe Biden. And Biden draws public confidence on most issues, especially his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. About two-thirds of adults (66%) say the phrase “stands up for what he believes in” describes Biden very or fairly […]

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March 11, 2021 Biden Viewed Positively on Many Issues, but Public Is Less Confident He Can Unify Country

A majority of Republicans say the GOP should not be accepting of Republican officials who openly criticize Donald Trump.

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