Americans have broad exposure to firearms, whether they personally own a gun or not. At the same time, most adults say gun laws should be stricter.
The Catholic Church remains closely tied to Europe. Catholics are the largest religious group in many of the continent’s most populous countries.
When the 116th Congress convenes, women will make up nearly a quarter of both chambers – the highest percentage in U.S. history.
A large majority of foreign affairs experts say the U.S. is less respected abroad than in the past. Many Americans agree, to a lesser extent.
In many European countries and the United States, women do not actually differ significantly from men in their views about abortion.
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Roughly three-in-ten U.S. adults say they make no purchases using cash during a typical week, up slightly from 24% in 2015.
About seven-in-ten U.S. parents younger than 50 say it’s unlikely they will have more children in the future.
Rural Americans live an average of 10.5 miles from the nearest hospital, compared with 5.6 miles for people in suburban areas and 4.4 in urban areas.
The median adjusted income in a household headed by a Millennial was $69,000 in 2017. The previous peak for households headed by people ages 22 to 37 was in 2000.