Nearly six-in-ten Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases
Today, 58% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’
For a large majority of Americans, the country’s openness to people from around the world “is essential to who we are as a nation.” In a new Pew Research Center survey, 68% say America’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation, while just 26% say “if America is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing our identity as a nation.”
About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization
The share of U.S. adults who support marijuana legalization is little changed from about a year ago – when 61% favored it – but it is double what it was in 2000 (31%).
Republicans turn more negative toward refugees as number admitted to U.S. plummets
As the U.S. is on track to admit its smallest number of refugees in decades, opinions about whether the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees have become more polarized.
Democrats, Republicans give their parties so-so ratings for standing up for ‘traditional’ positions
Republicans and Democrats give their own parties only mixed ratings for how well they do in standing up for some of their parties’ traditional positions.
Few Americans see nation’s political debate as ‘respectful’
Most Americans have negative views of the tone of political debate in their country. And a sizable majority says personal insults are “never fair game” in politics.