A majority of voters (56%) say the country should have a third major political party in addition to the Democrats and Republicans, while 39% say it should not. Voters were split on a third party four years ago. Not surprisingly, independents (72%) are much more supportive of a third party than are Republicans (53%) or Democrats (47%). Young voters (65%) are also strong backers of a third party. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.