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by Frank Newport

Healthcare, the economy and immigration are A-list issues in the 2020 election, while other issues are broadly important but not top of mind.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Will Democrats vote in the 2020 presidential election if their party nominates a candidate they don't agree with?

by Frank Newport

Voters want their president to display competence in office, leading to a significant "competency" positioning battle in the coming election.

by Frank Newport

Americans' political identities are powerful drivers of views on healthcare, making it hard to change public opinion on healthcare-related policy issues.

by Frank Newport

Americans agree that their government should take immediate action in a number of specific problem areas.

by Frank Newport

Increased polarization in the U.S., with deep antipathy toward those of the opposite political persuasion, has potentially negative long-term effects.

by Frank Newport

Americans have mixed views on the appropriate role of government in today's society, making this a key focus for candidate debate.

by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's consistently low approval ratings among blacks highlight the challenge he faces in attempting to improve on his 2016 black vote share.

by Frank Newport

New research on the effects of question wording supports the conclusion that a majority of about six in 10 Americans support an assault weapons ban.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Despite all the legislative and media coverage around impeachment, political science suggests Americans may get most of their information from each other.

by Frank Newport

Americans of all ages are now more likely to have no formal religion. This is strongest among millennials, though they grow more religious as they age.

by Frank Newport

Bernie Sanders' proposal to tax public companies whose CEO pay is much higher than the pay of their average worker fits well with U.S. public opinion.

by Frank Newport

Warren's plans to disrupt the way government works fit well with public opinion -- her plans to increase its role in solving problems, much less so.

by Frank Newport

The American public wants more, rather than less, federal government environmental regulation.

by Frank Newport

The job approval rating continues to provide a valuable way of summarizing a president's performance in a single measure.

by V. Lance Tarrance

American pride has become more of a partisan issue under the Trump presidency and could enter into the 2020 campaign.

by Frank Newport

American Jews remain both strongly Democratic in their political orientation and highly supportive of Israel.

by Frank Newport

Americans feel the government has too much power but appreciate services the government provides. The candidates have yet to address this paradox.

by Frank Newport

Highly religious Americans are less likely than others to drink alcohol and are more likely to view drinking as morally unacceptable.

by Frank Newport

Despite Democratic candidates' emphasis on inequality, there is little evidence it has become an increasingly important concern for Americans.