Global Public Opinion in an Era of Democratic Anxiety
In their own words, how Americans explain why bad things happen
Why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? This question can be particularly confounding for those who believe in a good and all-powerful God, as is often described in the Abrahamic religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have grappled with this “problem of evil.”
Where people around the world find meaning in life
Nearly 19,000 adults in publics ranging from the UK, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and the U.S., among others, share where they find meaning in their lives and what keeps them going.
How the political typology groups compare
Pew Research Center’s political typology sorts Americans into cohesive, like-minded groups based on their values, beliefs, and views about politics and the political system. Use this tool to compare the groups on some key topics and their demographics.
Political Typology Quiz
Take our quiz to find out which one of our nine political typology groups is your best match.
Quiz: Test your polling knowledge
Test your knowledge of public opinion polling by taking our 10-question quiz.
Most Americans Have ‘Cold’ Views of China. Here’s What They Think About China, In Their Own Words
We asked Americans: “What’s the first thing you think about when you think about China?” Here's how they answered.
Americans and ‘Cancel Culture’: Where Some See Calls for Accountability, Others See Censorship, Punishment
U.S. adults explain – in their own words – what they think cancel culture means.
Public Trust in Government: 1958-2021
Public trust in government remains low. Only about one-quarter of Americans say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (2%) or “most of the time” (22%).
Interactive: How do you compare with Jewish Americans in 2020?
See how your views on cultural engagement, synagogue attendance and perceptions of anti-Semitism compare with other Jews in the U.S.
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