America’s Image Abroad Rebounds With Transition From Trump to Biden
A new survey of 16 publics finds a significant uptick in ratings for the U.S., with strong support for Joe Biden and several of his major policy initiatives. But many raise concerns about the health of America’s political system.
Measuring the Risks of Panel Conditioning in Survey Research
A new evaluation of the Center's national American Trends Panel finds little evidence that panel estimates are affected by errors associated with panel conditioning, a phenomenon that occurs when survey participation changes respondents’ true or reported behavior over time.
What makes a news story trustworthy? Americans point to the outlet that publishes it, sources cited
U.S. adults’ views of what makes a news story trustworthy vary by party affiliation, demographic characteristics and news consumption habits.
Use of anonymous sources uncommon in early Biden coverage, least likely in outlets with right-leaning audiences
11% of stories about Joe Biden’s early days as president cited an anonymous or unnamed source, and fewer than 1% relied solely on such sources.
Most Americans support expanding solar and wind energy, but Republican support has dropped
Among Republicans, support for increasing reliance on solar power is down from 84% last year to 73% today.
How younger U.S. Jews are similar to – and different from – older U.S. Jews
Jews ages 18 to 29 are just as likely as those 65 and older to say they attend religious services at least monthly (22% each).
During the pandemic, teen summer employment hit its lowest point since the Great Recession
Fewer than a third (30.8%) of U.S. teens had a paying job last summer. In 2019, 35.8% of teens worked over the summer.
Today’s electric vehicle market: Slow growth in U.S., faster in China, Europe
A small but significant share of car owners in the U.S. have traded filling up for plugging in, and many more are thinking of joining them.
Electric vehicles get mixed reception from American consumers
39% of Americans say that the next time they purchase a vehicle, they are at least somewhat likely to seriously consider electric.
Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2021
Smartphone ownership and home broadband adoption are up slightly since 2019. And 30% of Americans say they at least sometimes experience problems connecting to the internet at home.
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