With more states authorizing the use of marijuana, the public continues to favor legalizing it for medical and recreational purposes.
The U.S. public’s views of banks and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, have become much more negative recently.
37% of Americans have a negative view of the impact of same-sex marriage being legal, with 19% saying it is very bad for society.
Six-in-ten Republicans say they feel warmly toward Donald Trump, an October survey found. This is down modestly since last summer (67%).
As Election Day approaches, here’s a look at voters’ issue priorities, based mainly on a Pew Research Center survey conducted Oct. 10-16.
Turnout in U.S. has soared in recent elections but by some measures still trails that of many other countries
When comparing turnout among the voting-age population in recent national elections in 50 countries, the U.S. ranks 31st.
There has been a sharp decline in the share of Republican voters who are “very confident” that votes cast at polling places will be counted accurately.
Joe Biden’s job rating is fairly comparable to Ronald Reagan’s (42%) and Bill Clinton’s (41%) at this stage of their presidencies.
The economy is clearly the top issue for voters; fully 79% say it will be very important to their voting decisions – the highest share among 18 issues included on the survey. The public continues to take a dim view of current economic conditions. Just 17% of U.S. adults say the economy is in excellent or good shape, little changed from the 13% who said this in July.
72% of U.S. adults say that, on the issues that matter to them, their side in politics has been losing more often than winning.