Today, 54% of U.S. adults say they have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, while 44% have an unfavorable view. And 84% say justices should not bring their political views into decisions.
Most Americans value having family close by, while 55% say they live within an hour’s drive of at least some extended family members.
Abortion has long been a contentious issue in the United States, and it is one that sharply divides Americans along partisan, ideological and religious lines.
44% of Americans think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, down from 56% in April 2021.
Yet renewable sources, like wind and solar, remain Americans’ overall priority for domestic production.
Seven-in-ten Americans view inflation as a very big problem for the country, followed by the affordability of health care and violent crime.
As has often been the case on policy questions about how to deal with the pandemic, partisans are far apart in their views on mask mandates.
Nearly half of U.S. adults say the pandemic has driven people in their community apart. Many see a long road to recovery: About one-in-five say life in their community will never get back to the way it was before COVID-19.
37% of U.S. adults say they are following news about the coronavirus outbreak very closely. That is up from 31% in March 2021.
Among adults 25 and older who have no education beyond high school, more women have left the labor force than men.
Recent surveys have documented how people around the world view the issue of climate change and international responses.
Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.
46% of U.S. adults say the area where they live has had an extreme weather event over the past 12 months.
Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
Most Latino immigrants say they would come to the U.S. again.
Immigrants – particularly those from African nations – are a growing share of the U.S. Black population.
In 2018-19, 79% of White elementary and secondary public school students went to schools where at least half of their peers were also White.
Latinos with darker skin color report more discrimination experiences than Latinos with lighter skin color.
“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.