Overall, around four-in-ten Americans say their local community has experienced severe weather in the past year, a May survey found.
A median of 70% of adults across 19 countries say children in their country will be worse off than their parents financially when they grow up.
A median of 68% across 19 countries think their country has done a good job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, with majorities saying this in every country surveyed except Japan. However, most also believe the pandemic has created greater divisions in their societies and exposed weaknesses in their political systems – and these view are especially common in the U.S.
While school-based mental health services have become more common in recent years, many K-12 schools lack such resources.
The landscape of social media is ever-changing, especially among teens who often are on the leading edge of this space. A new survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds that TikTok has established itself as one of the top online platforms for U.S. teens, while the share of teens who use Facebook has fallen sharply.
Increasingly, Republicans and Democrats view not just the opposing party but also the people in that party in a negative light. Growing shares in each party now describe those in the other party as more closed-minded, dishonest, immoral and unintelligent than other Americans. Nearly half of younger adults say they "wish there were more parties to choose from."
Joe Biden’s federal judicial appointees so far include a record number of women and racial and ethnic minorities.
While the largest Christian traditions and religious “nones” can be consistently analyzed, smaller groups produce a large margin of error.
63% of Americans say the way the president is elected should be changed so that the winner of the popular vote nationwide wins the presidency.
41% of U.S. journalists who are employed at least part time at a news outlet say they would join a union if it were available to them.