Americans now see reducing the budget deficit as a higher priority for the president and Congress to address than in recent years. But strengthening the economy continues to be the public’s top policy priority.
The 118th Congress achieved a variety of demographic milestones when its members took office, though it still remains out of step with the U.S. population.
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.
Most Black adults (63%) say voting is an extremely or very effective strategy for Black progress; only 42% say the same of protesting.
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.
“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.