A majority of Americans said in March that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, but many were open to restrictions; many opponents of legal abortion said it should be legal in some circumstances.
Here is a look at the most recent available data about abortion from sources other than public opinion surveys.
Nearly half of Americans (47%) say that the United States’ influence in the world has been getting weaker in recent years.
U.S. adults disagree over whether legal restrictions on abortion are an effective way to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S.
Only 13% of Americans think the U.S. garners more respect internationally now than in the past, while 19% think it’s as respected as ever.
Most say U.S. is reliable partner, and ratings for Biden are mostly positive – although down significantly from last year.
More than nine-in-ten Poles see Russia as a major threat and have no confidence at all in Putin
The share of adults saying the U.S. isn’t providing enough support to Ukraine has declined since March.
Yet renewable sources, like wind and solar, remain Americans’ overall priority for domestic production.
Americans see China as a growing superpower – and increasingly say it is the world’s leading economy.
In nearly all of the 44 advanced economies we analyzed, consumer prices have risen substantially since pre-pandemic times.
The share of adults who live in middle-class households fell from 61% in 1971 to 50% in 2021, according to a new analysis.
Seven-in-ten U.S. teens say they support the Black Lives Matter movement. By comparison, 56% of U.S. adults said this in a separate survey.
57% of Black adults say marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use by adults; 28% say it should be legal for medical use only.
Most Asian Americans say violence against them is increasing, and most also worry at least some of the time about being threatened or attacked.
In the United States, the transience of economic status varies significantly across racial and ethnic groups and by level of education.
“A record 23 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries … and the U.S. Asian population is projected to reach 46 million by 2060.”
The first video in Pew Research Center’s Methods 101 series helps explain random sampling – a concept that lies at the heart of all probability-based survey research – and why it’s important.