Aug 5, 2018

Democrats and Republicans are divided on discrimination in the U.S.

Since 2013, Republicans and Democrats have diverged in their perception of discrimination against vulnerable groups, like women, Muslims, Jews and the LGBT community. Democrats see increasing levels of discrimination while fewer and fewer Republicans agree, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Data: Public Religion Research Institute survey of 4,509 U.S. adults, Nov. 12 – Dec. 18, 2013, with margin of error of ±1.7%, and survey of 2,008 U.S. adults, June 27 – July 8, 2018, with margin of error of ±2.6%; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

The big picture: These results emphasize how divided our nation is becoming — over the view of America as a moral leader, the reality of climate change, President Trump and political values overall.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the organization that conducted the survey. It's name is Public Religion Research Institute.

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2024 lookahead poll: Democrats see diverse future

Data: Online SurveyMonkey poll (margin of error: ±2.5 percentage points). Chart: Axios Visuals

In a SurveyMonkey poll for Axios taking a very early look at a theoretical 2024 field, Pete Buttigieg tops a list of Democrats, with a slight advantage over Kamala Harris.

Why it matters: A poll this early can only tell you so much. But what's striking is that none of the top seven Democratic candidates are heterosexual white men — an indicator of growing diversity in the party.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Jan 5, 2020

Why 50+ women care about 2020

Data: AARP/Harris Poll; Chart: Axios Visuals

A new AARP survey by the Harris Poll examined what's driving women 50 and older ahead of next year's elections and found health care on top. The survey also found that older women’s concerns about Trump are eroding, but not upending, his support with Republicans and independents.

Why it matters: As the House of Representatives prepares to impeach the president, the priorities for this group of high-propensity voters are closer to home and different from what their male counterparts care most about.

Go deeperArrowDec 18, 2019

Poll: Fewer people say vaccines are important

The share of Americans who say it's important to vaccinate children has fallen from 94% to 84% since 2001, according to a new Gallup survey.

The big picture: Misinformation about vaccines is still rampant — 46% of those polled said they weren't sure whether vaccines cause autism, despite numerous studies showing no apparent link.

MethodologyArrowJan 14, 2020