On Moral Issues, Not All Protestants Are Created Equal

U.S. Protestants’ views on moral issues such as abortion, gay and lesbian relations, and premarital sex differ sharply, depending on their denominational affiliation. Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists and Lutherans — the “mainline” denominations — are distinctly more liberal on a number of moral issues than are Baptists, Pentecostals and those identifying […] Read more »

On Abortion, Americans Discern Between Immoral and Illegal

Americans are often more likely to view behaviors as morally wrong than they are to advocate that these behaviors be made illegal. … We recently looked at several moral issues for which we have both the public’s views of the moral acceptability of the issue and their views on making […] Read more »

Abortion Attitudes Stable; No Consensus on Legality

Stability remains the name of the game in U.S. abortion attitudes. Half of Americans say abortion should be “legal only under certain circumstances,” identical to a year ago, while 29% still say it should be legal in all circumstances. The smallest proportion — 18% this year vs. 19% in 2016 […] Read more »

Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues

Americans continue to express an increasingly liberal outlook on what is morally acceptable, as their views on 10 of 19 moral issues that Gallup measures are the most left-leaning or permissive they have been to date. The percentages of U.S. adults who believe birth control, divorce, sex between unmarried people, […] Read more »

Trump Family Leave, Infrastructure Proposals Widely Popular

Americans are far more likely to agree than disagree with President Donald Trump’s proposals to require companies to provide family leave for parents of a newborn and to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. A majority also agree with his proposal to significantly cut income taxes for the middle class and […] Read more »

American Bridge Polling Of Obama/Trump Voters On The Trump Agenda

American Bridge is today releasing new polling conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research that focuses on voters who approved of President Obama’s record and successes but supported Trump in November’s election (“Obama/Trump” voters). The data shows that Democrats are well positioned to win back those Obama/Trump voters in 2018 and […] Read more »

A Third of Californians Approve of Trump’s Job Performance

Just a third of Californians approve of the way President Trump is doing his job, according to a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), with funding from the James Irvine Foundation. … As California leaders consider their responses to Trump’s early action on immigration, […] Read more »

Americans sharply divided along partisan lines over travel ban, Trump

Two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, the country remains sharply divided along partisan lines. A large majority of Republicans approves of President Trump and his recent executive order temporarily restricting entry into the U.S. by foreigners and refugees, while Democrats disapprove in similar numbers. … Mr. Trump’s first approval rating […] Read more »