In First Month, Views of Trump Are Already Strongly Felt, Deeply Polarized

Less than a month after Donald Trump took office, the public’s initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive. The latest national survey by Pew Research Center conducted Feb. 7-12 among 1,503 adults, finds that Trump’s overall job approval is much […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: Sharp division along political lines on Trump’s travel ban

A majority of voters thinks President Trump’s executive order on immigration is better described as a restriction on terrorist hot spots than as a “Muslim ban.” And more think the action makes the U.S. safer than say it makes the country less safe. Even so, more disapprove (52 percent) than […] Read more »

Why the polling about Trump’s immigration crackdown is all over the place

On January 31, Reuters released a survey that said 49 percent of Americans approved of President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. Just the day before, Rasmussen, another pollster, found 57 percent of voters supported it. Then on Sunday, CBS News published a poll showing that just 45 percent […] Read more »

Mississippi Retains Standing as Most Religious State

Mississippi remains the most religious state in the U.S., with 59% of its residents in 2016 classified as “very religious,” followed by Alabama (56% very religious) and Utah (54%). Vermont is the least religious state; 21% of its residents are classified as very religious. CONT. Frank Newport, Gallup Read more »

Most Americans oppose churches choosing sides in elections

Our polling shows that Americans like their politicians to have strong religious convictions. And nearly half of Americans also say they want churches and other houses of worship to speak out on social and political topics. But there has long been a consensus that churches should not endorse specific candidates […] 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 »

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: Democracy

Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll for February 2017. As a new administration takes office in Washington, it is fitting that this month’s poll centers on democracy. In Greece, where democracy was conceived, its literal translation was “rule of the commoners” but it may have been defined most succinctly […] Read more »