Government

by V. Lance Tarrance

The U.S. system for electing presidents is controversial, unpopular and not well understood, but has stood as the law of the land since George Washington was elected in 1789.

by Frank Newport and Andrew Dugan

Americans continue to be more likely to report having read, heard or seen something about Donald Trump than about Hillary Clinton. In recent days, 83% of Americans have heard something about Trump, 78% about Clinton.

Americans' views on how the justice system is handling crime have changed in the past decade. Less than half (45%) say it is "not tough enough," down from 65% in 2003.