While there has been a decades-long decline in the Christian share of U.S. adults, 88% of the voting members in the new 118th Congress identify as Christian. That is only a few points lower than their share in the late 1970s.
Most U.S. adults say President Joe Biden (65%) and Republican leaders in Congress (61%) will be unsuccessful getting their agendas enacted in the next two years; only about a third say the president and GOP leaders will be successful. Republicans are less confident than Democrats in midterm vote counts – but more confident than they were after the 2020 election.
58% of those ages 18 to 29 have experienced high levels of psychological distress at least once between March 2020 and September 2022.
Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.
Overall, 46% of Americans say the statement “public health officials were unprepared for the outbreak” describes their views extremely or very well, including similar shares of Republicans and Democrats.
About six-in-ten parents of K-12 children (61%) say the first year of the pandemic had a negative effect on their children’s education.
Over the span of the pandemic, rising housing costs have hit renters hard – and prices have continued to soar over the past year.
Additionally, about half of lower-income parents (52%) say they have not had enough money for food or their rent or mortgage.
The share of young employees who have been with their employer three years or more has remained relatively steady over time.
Around two-thirds of Black Democrats (66%) say that whether someone is a man or woman is determined by their sex at birth.
65% of Americans overall see clinical trials as very important, despite the time such trials add to the process of developing new treatments.
Overall, 30% of U.S. adults say descendants of people enslaved in the U.S. should be repaid in some way. 68% say they should not be repaid.
Black Republicans tend to support individualistic approaches to addressing racial inequality, while Black Democrats back institutional approaches.
“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.