Here’s a look back at 2023 through some of our most striking research findings.
The share of Americans who say the U.S. is giving too much support to Ukraine has grown steadily over the course of the war, especially among Republicans.
65% of Americans say Hamas bears a lot of responsibility for the current conflict, compared with 35% who say this about the Israeli government.
Overall, 70% of U.S. adults describe themselves as spiritual in some way, including 22% who are spiritual but not religious. An overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (83%) say they believe that people have a soul or spirit in addition to their physical body. And 81% say there is something spiritual beyond the natural world, even if we cannot see it.
Americans who have traveled internationally stand out in their views and knowledge of foreign affairs
Roughly three-quarters of Americans (76%) have visited at least one other country, including 26% who have been to five or more.
How close do people feel to others around the world? How much do they want their countries involved in international affairs? How do people’s experiences with travel and feelings of international connectedness relate to their views about the world? A recent 24-nation survey explores these questions.
Around three-quarters of adults in Hong Kong (74%) express an emotional attachment to China.
In most places surveyed, more people name China’s influence as a major threat than any of the other geopolitical issues asked about.
About one-in-four Black households and one-in-seven Hispanic households had no wealth or were in debt in 2021, compared with about one-in-ten U.S. households overall.
Most of Biden’s appointed judges to date are women, racial or ethnic minorities – a first for any president
Nearly two-thirds of the federal judges President Joe Biden has appointed so far are women, and the same share are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.