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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.

by Frank Newport

The failure of elected leaders to meet and discuss infrastructure, a top priority for Americans, exemplifies the public's view that government itself is the nation's top problem.

by Frank Newport

Americans have mixed views about the healthcare system and clearly have not yet come to a firm collective judgment on suggested healthcare reforms.

by Frank Newport

Joe Biden has an extraordinary 44 years of service as an elected federal official; how he defines it will help determine his campaign's success.

by Frank Newport

Americans wholeheartedly agree with the idea of a massive new government program focused on fixing the nation's infrastructure.

by Frank Newport

Americans remain more negative than positive about the 2017 tax-cut law. Here are five reasons why.

by Frank Newport

Politicians and political candidates this year will propose different ways to use the government to adjust the incomes of specific segments of Americans.

by V. Lance Tarrance

As President Donald Trump continues to question traditional U.S. foreign policy, public opinion is mixed on how the U.S. should engage with the world.

by V. Lance Tarrance

When Americans' preferences for the U.S. role in world affairs are layered with their views on military spending, five distinct foreign policy types emerge.

by Frank Newport

Trump job approval among highly religious, white Protestants is high and has remained stable since he took office.

by Frank Newport

Americans hold the military in high regard, but with an already-increased defense budget, relatively few say the U.S. spends too little on the military.

by Frank Newport

Highly religious Americans, Jews and evangelical Protestants remain much more sympathetic to Israel than others in the U.S.

by Frank Newport

Proposals to enlarge the role of government in the U.S. seemingly conflict with Americans' deep distrust of the way their government operates.

by Frank Newport

Reparations may become a significant issue in the 2020 presidential campaign, played out in the context of black dissatisfaction with society's treatment.

by Frank Newport

Candidates' proposals to increase taxes on the wealthy are not new, but do generally resonate with American public opinion.