The United States is the oldest continuous democracy in the world, and a model and inspiration for other nations seeking to build democratic institutions. One of the core pillars of American liberty is a free press. Pew conducts opinion surveys that track public attitudes toward the press and politics. At the same time, Pew issues major reports that examine long-term trends in the political values of Americans, as well as their views on policy issues and priorities, political knowledge, and news interest.
The median age of voting House lawmakers is 57.9 years, while the new Senate’s median age is 65.3 years.
Belgium, Finland and Italy are among the European countries with the shortest median lengths of government.
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In the U.S. House, Freedom Caucus members and allies have less seniority than other Republicans and are more likely to come from the South.
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Most Black adults (63%) say voting is an extremely or very effective strategy for Black progress; only 42% say the same of protesting.
Republicans now hold a narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here's a look at their views on key issues and the GOP's future.
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Thirteen voting members of the 118th Congress identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual – the highest number of openly LGB members in history.
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