Political division in the United States

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Statista dossier about politically divisive issues in the U.S.

This dossier presents information on political division in the United States. It includes data on voting and elections, political affiliation, public trust, and follows up with information on political division as concerns social issues.

Table of contents

  • 1. Voting and elections
    • Party each state voted for in presidential elections by number of wins U.S. 1900-2016

    • Winning political party in U.S. presidential elections by electors 1904-2016

    • Share of U.S. presidential elections where each state voted for the winner 1900-2016

    • Share of U.S. presidential elections where states changed political party 1960-2016

    • Election 2016: results by state

  • 2. Political affiliation
    • Major political party identification U.S. 2000-2019

    • Political party identification in the U.S. 2010-2019

    • Political party identification by state U.S. 2018

    • Political composition of states by party affiliation U.S. 2008-2018

    • Level of support for capitalism. by party affiliation U.S. 2000-2019

    • Level of support for socialism by party affiliation U.S. 2000-2019

  • 3. Public trust
    • Trust in government by political ideology U.S. 1972-2019

    • Level of trust in major U.S. institutions by institution and political party 2018

    • Confidence in political parties to protect the U.S. from external threats 2005-2019

    • Level of support for government intervention in society in the U.S. 2000-2018

  • 4. Social issues
    • U.S. adults' views same-sex marriage by party 2001-2019

    • Support for abortion by party and level of legalization U.S. 2019

    • Support for Medicare-for-all among adults by party U.S. 2019

    • Share of adults concerned about the next recession by political party U.S. 2019

    • Share of Americans who favor restrictions on guns, by restriction and party 2019

    • Share of U.S. adults worried about becoming a victim of terrorism by party 2015-2019

    • Share U.S. adults worried about being a victim of mass shootings by party 2015-2019

    • U.S. adults' views on increasing legal immigration by party 2018

    • Support for increasing diversity among U.S. citizens by political affiliation 2018

    • Public opinion on a Southern-border wall in the U.S., by political party 2019

    • U.S. adults' belief in human-caused climate change by party and knowledge level 2018

    • U.S. adults' views on the economic effects of climate change policies by party 2018

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