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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.

by Frank Newport

Americans' generally positive views of the U.S. economy are posing a challenge to Democratic presidential candidates.

by Frank Newport

Declining confidence in organized religion likely reflects many factors, including clergy scandals and the religion-politics connection.

by V. Lance Tarrance

With the U.S. economy less concerning to Americans under Trump, anxiety about pocketbook issues could be a bigger factor than usual in their vote.

by Frank Newport

How do recent criticisms of Joe Biden's support for busing and his cooperation with segregationist senators in the 1970s fit with public opinion?

by Frank Newport

Americans greatly value and depend on the Social Security system, even as estimates show it will face significant financial challenges within 15 years.

by Frank Newport

Elizabeth Warren's call for a massive increase in government involvement in the U.S. economy faces public opinion challenges.

by Frank Newport

Pete Buttigieg raised the possibility of a "religious left" in the coming presidential election, but relatively few liberals or Democrats are highly religious.